Friday, September 19, 2008

GENERAL STUFF: Happy Birthday Smiley Emoticon :-)

Thanks to 5ch4r7z for bringing this to my attention on Twitter...

Happy Birthday Emoticon!!!!


It was created on September 19th, 1982, just over a month before I was born. The original message is funny (per Wikipedia article):

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :)
From: Scott E Fahlman
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


Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!!! :-)

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