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Happy Birthday, Emoticon!

September 19, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

From the Chronicle News Blog

…it will be 25 years ago tomorrow that Mr. Fahlman, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, invented the digital smiley face.
After a colleague joked about a contaminated elevator on an electronic bulletin board, Mr. Fahlman had his eureka moment: He recommended that future quipsters mark their jokes with “:-)” to make sure no one misconstrued their comments.

What great blessings the emoticon has brought to our society! Although I do think the Abraham Lincoln emoticon is just a little too much:

— “==):-)=” —

Happy birthday, little emoticon! Many happy returns! 🙂

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