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[ih] Internet addressing history section

In article <bc1e702c-9b73-445b-b660-f417a956df7d at spamtrap.tnetconsulting.net> you write:
>I'd love to know the authoritative name for the pound sign / hash sign / 
>octothorpe / sharp sign.

There isn't one.  It depends on your context.  Some people even call
it a number sign.  One can have an endless metaphysical debate whether
it matters that sharp signs are typically typeset with the lines at
a different angle from number signs.

I can promise you that when I was typing on Teletypes in the late
1960s we called it a sharp sign.