Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Happy birthday to :-)

So if the first emoticon was created 25 years ago, what system would that have been on? The article just says an "electronic bulletin board system." CompuServe, do you suppose? Or something like FIDONet? Was FIDONet around 25 years ago? Now I'll have to look that up...

(of course, the fact that I remember ANY of this identifies me as (a) too much of a geek, and (b) Way Too Old. :-) )

2 comments:

Eric said...

Apparently a system called Bags at Carnegie-Mellon.

http://research.microsoft.com/~mbj/Smiley/Smiley.html

Suzanne said...

Wow, you win the "Even Better At 'Net Research Than I Am" award!

Must run in the family, huh. :-)