Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

Happy birthday to :-) ??

The smiley is 20 years old this week, according to a Microsoft researcher.
Mike Jones, at the firm's Systems and Networking Research Group, told news website Ananova that he discovered the original emoticon after six months of "computing archaeology".

He explained that the first smiley appeared in a posting on 19 September 1982 in a bulletin board post at the Carnegie Mellon University.

The image appears in a message which says: "I propose the following character sequence for markers :-)."

If the claims are true, the popular emoticon celebrates its twentieth birthday this week.
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  • On here ...

    Just popping in to delete spam posts ... this is the only reason I come here nowadays. Peace peter

  • Update

    Nothing great or surprising, just a note to say I'm alive and far more likely to be found on facebook. Peace peter

  • Here?

    For the record, you can find me on facebook ... I only pop back here to delete spam from old posts :) Peace peter

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