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Submission + - :-) Turns 25 (cnn.com)

Nitack writes: It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon.


Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes — a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis — as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message.

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:-) Turns 25

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APL hackers do it in the quad.