Today’s September 19th, 2002. You guys know what that means - it’s the 20th aniversary of the emoticon, smiley, whatever you call this little fella—>
Saw this link on slashdot a week or two back… basically it’s about the search for the first known emoticon. They found it on a old '82 carnagie mellon computer science bboard system type of thing backup, and only a week or two ago. Just in time for the :-)'s 20th aniversary!