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Orange4angel

Swedish gal who loves orange, tattoos, vintage, Jeremy Brett, Mark Harmon, NCIS, Peter Capaldi and a whole lot more. :)
Sep 19 '12
theatlantic:

Today, the Emoticon Turns 30 :-)

First of all: Happy birthday, emoticon! Here’s to you!!!  :-)  :-)  :-)  ;-) 
On this auspicious day, it’s worth stepping back for a moment to consider the birth of the symbol that is, in every possible way, iconic. The emoticon was born on the Internet. And, like many things that sprang to life during the early days of the World Wide Web, it emerged as the result of much deliberation. It emerged, actually, as the result of an extremely nerdy joke about elevators.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock, Scott Fahlman, the Internet]

theatlantic:

Today, the Emoticon Turns 30 :-)

First of all: Happy birthday, emoticon! Here’s to you!!!  :-)  :-)  :-)  ;-) 

On this auspicious day, it’s worth stepping back for a moment to consider the birth of the symbol that is, in every possible way, iconic. The emoticon was born on the Internet. And, like many things that sprang to life during the early days of the World Wide Web, it emerged as the result of much deliberation. It emerged, actually, as the result of an extremely nerdy joke about elevators.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock, Scott Fahlman, the Internet]

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