[Quote] A Microsoft researcher has apparently rediscovered the first known computerized instance of a “smiley,” the combination of characters used to signify a smile in e-mail and on bulletin boards. [Quote]
The first known use of a smiley was appearantly on Sept. 19 1982 by Scott E. Fahlman.
Kinda cool bit of net trivia.
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Anyone have use of a “History” Category?
That is cool….
Email in 1971? Hmmm…. wonder what that looked like.
Oh – BTW Scott F. has some more info on his website: [Link]