The first ever use of the smiley has been unearthed!
19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-)The creator himself, Scott E Fahlman, explains more here...
From: Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:
Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark
things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use
(via twist of fait accomplis)
Anders Jacobsen |