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Happy birthday to :-) ?? [Sep. 17th, 2002|02:39 pm]
Peter Sheil
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.

From: pixie_lv
2002-09-17 07:03 am (UTC)
Cool :-)

Any ideas when are the birthdays of :) and :o) ?
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[User Picture]From: roxy641
2002-09-17 08:53 am (UTC)


You realise if the American card makers here of this they will try and get us to buy cards to send to smileys. Another marketing idea for them OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As if they don't make enough money!!! ha ha ;-)

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-09-17 01:26 pm (UTC)


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