September 13, 2002
Computer Archaeology: The Smiley

The first ever use of the smiley has been unearthed!

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-)
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

:-(

The creator himself, Scott E Fahlman, explains more here...

(via twist of fait accomplis)

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Updates from The Register:
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Posted by: andersja on September 16, 2002 01:38 AM
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