Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy 25th Birthday, Smiley!

Happy birthday, Smiley! :-) just turned 25!

It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon.


Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes - a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message.

Read more in the Digital smiley face turns 25 article from Sydney Morning Herald.

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