Cool word: Boustrophedonic, meaning text that alternates left-to-right, then right-to-left. Read the article for an amusing ending.
Found via Raymond Chen’s blog, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2011/12/22/10250164.aspx
Also used in certain astronomical survey strategies 🙂
Matt Haffner – aha, that makes sense! I wouldn’t have thought of that. The article does make reference to inkjet printer scanning patterns. You might also think of hard drive seek optimizations or lawn mowing or supermarket aisles.
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