Saturday, May 12, 2007

Just a little bit of techmeme history

Got this off seth's Meebo blog.

"Where did those pesky little emoticons come from? I mean, originally? It turns out we all have Scott Fahlman to thank! The original forum posting, grabbed from Wikipedia, was:

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

: - (

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