The First Smiley?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Sep 13 12:19:37 UTC 2002

On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 07:45:47AM -0400, Grant Barrett wrote:
> A Usenet post which contains the supposed first use of :) as a smiley
> or emoticon, from 19 September 1982,  has been uncovered.

I thought Barry had posted an example from a
newspaper ad from the 1950s at one point.

Jesse Sheidlower

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