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Revisionist Emoticon History

A link I posted about the origin of emoticons has elicited quite a few pointers to prior artwork. The first being the Plato computing system which appeared in 1972, a decade before the ASCII emoticons of CMU. Even more interesting, The Register has an unconfirmed report of emoticons on punch tape and punch cards back in the 60's. I expect this battle to go back to Turing representing a smiley on one of the Bombes at Bletchley Park.

Thanks to Nathan and Timmer among others.

by Christopher Heiser on September 22 09:39
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