Smiley turns 30

Yesterday I wrote about acronyms and today there an event somewhat related to this: Smiley turns 30 years!

On 19 September, 1982 Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, suggested to use the emoticons 🙂 and 🙁 to express emotion. He was the first person, at least documented, to make this suggestion, here is the original message posted by him. The rest as they say is history as, similar to acronyms, emoticons are used everywhere these days and able to express virtually any emotion. 😉