Thursday, February 02, 2006

"Joke" Conversation Thread in which the :-) Was Invented

The contents of the 'joke' thread on the CMU CS general bboard that led to Scott Fahlman's invention of the smiley are below. This was retrieved from the spice vax oct-82 backup tape by Jeff Baird on September 10, 2002.
This article, or rather BB contents is so cool (geek cool) on a number of levels:
  • It was recorded on a VAX,
  • It shows the origination of :-), and
  • Its just kind of cool to read geeky conversations. :-)

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