30 Jahre Emoticons :-)

Heute ist der 30. Geburtstag von Emoticons, yay! :-D Am 19. September 1982 um 11:44 Uhr schickte Scott Fahlman (Bild oben), ITler am Carnegie Mellon Uni diese Mail an seine Kollegen:

I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :–), read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use :–(

Die Typo-Smileys lassen sich zwar bis zu einem Transkript einer Rede Lincolns und zu einem Satiremagazin im 19. Jahrhundert zurückverfolgen, die digitale Variante allerdings hat heute Geburtstag. Happy Birthday, :-)!

The aim was simple: to allow those who posted on the university’s bulletin board to distinguish between those attempting to write humorous emails and those who weren’t. Professor Fahlman had seen how simple jokes were often misunderstood and attempted to find a way around the problem.

This weekend, the professor, a computer science researcher who still works at the university, says he is amazed his smiley face took off: “This was a little bit of silliness that I tossed into a discussion about physics,” he says. “It was ten minutes of my life. I expected my note might amuse a few of my friends, and that would be the end of it.”

Happy 30th birthday emoticon! :-), Welt: Arschgeweih-Bruder in der ästhetischen Verbotszone: Viele finden Text-Smileys praktisch, andere nerven sie so wie Diddl-Mäuse, Arschgeweihe und Bauchnabelpiercings. Vor 30 Jahren hat uns ein US-Wissenschaftler das Emoticon eingebrockt.

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