The First Smiley?

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Sep 13 11:45:47 UTC 2002

A Usenet post which contains the supposed first use of :) as a smiley
or emoticon, from 19 September 1982,  has been uncovered.

Apparently, in November of that year more symbols were proposed (by
this man ):

A Slashdot thread (with the usual foolishness) disucces the discovery:

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at
Small Business Apple Macintosh Support in New York City

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