Emoticon celebrates 30 years :-)
This screensaver by 3D Smilie Guys has stylized modern animations of all types of “emoticons.”
(Credit: 3D Smilie Guys)
Simple typography that started out as a colon, dash, and parenthesis has now grown up and blossomed into a massive array of features, moods, and gestures. Who would have thought that a happy face 🙂 could ever lead to rock horns m/, or tongue-tied :-&, or just a simple heart 3?
Today, the emoticon turns 30.
In was on September 19, 1982 that Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott Fahlman first typed out the emoticon happy face on an online computer science board,…
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