The sideways smiley was first used on Sept 19, 1982. Here’s the original message and resulting thread..
This guy gave the “Living in Pittsburgh” orientation at CMU.
All I recall of his introduction: He didn’t like “froggy smileys” :)
Ahh, back in the day when programmers still referred to “subroutines”…nice find.
So what does happen to a candle or a drop of mercury in a falling elevator?
hah, neeto…smilies are exactly 2 years older than I :-)
If pigeons are breathing helium, I want to know about it.
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