WORLD'S FIRST SMILEY
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What was the world's first smiley?
If you go to any forum they are everywhere, those little
funny happy face pictures we know as emoticons.
archeologist managed to unearth an ancient smiley, and using scientific
techniques, was able to ascertain that the smiley was born sometime on September
19 1982 at roughly 11:44 AM.
The smiley was originally
posted on a bulletin board by Scott Fahlman and retrieved from back-up tapes in
2002 by Jeff Baird.
Here is the original post:
to see the original thread)
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
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