Every character[ sequence] has a story #30: The SMILEY (a 25-year old story, in fact)

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/09/19 14:44 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/09/19/4998754.aspx

Given all of the blather about emoji and emoticons and symbols, the mail I got from Sergey earlier today puts in all in perspective.

It had the following in it:

Note the date and time, and when this post goes live.

For more on Scott and Smiley lore, see here and here.

Considering how often I use this particular item, I feel like I owe him a serious thank you!


This post brought to you by (U+2323, a.k.a. SMILE)

Paul Clapham on 19 Sep 2007 6:11 PM:

CMU? That's in Pittsburgh, right? Eastern time zone? And you're in the Pacific time zone, so you posted three hours late.

Anyway if you look at CMU's home page they have the story front and centre:


Michael S. Kaplan on 19 Sep 2007 7:22 PM:

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

We do of course have to make allowances for the people who sleep three hours later :-)

The post was written early enough to go live sooner, but I gfigured a year from now the matching time would look better unless a whole time zone conversation started....  :-)

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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