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[Posted on Tuesday, 29 April 2014]

The secret origin of “log in” (Designcult)

“Log in” is one of those phrases that sounds weirder the more you say it. It’s ubiquitous in online life, though it does seem like it’s being slowly overtaken by “sign in” [note 1]. But where does the phrase come from in the first place?

Spoiler: think of the word “log.”


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