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  1. #1
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    the origination of :-)

    interesting little factoid about the origination of the smiley that we have grown to know and love. began in a thread on the CMU CS thread in September of 1982. The actual smiley was proposed on the 19th, so i suppose in 6 days, it will be the anniversary.

    heres the link to the original conversation:
    http://research.microsoft.com/~mbj/S...ke_Thread.html
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    thats actually pretty funny, and also rather weird how m$ claims to have found the "origin" when im sure thousands of other ppl had used it before and just not broadcasted it and said "hey i invented the smiley" or something lame to that extent.

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    here's another bit of whatever for you....
    pre 1982 smilies found on PLATO, so I should ammend the first post as the first ASCII smiley, whereas these come about before....

    here they are, folks:
    http://www.platopeople.com/emoticons.html
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