Smiley :-) 30 years old
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September 19, 1982 - Scott Falman, a professor at the Pittsburgh Computer School, came up with this symbol. The presence of emoticons helped to distinguish serious messages from jokes, since they were supposed to be used on the Carnegie Institute's notice board (bboard). Now the Internet uses emoticons :-) and :-( to indicate emotions on the Web.
At the same time, Falman did a lot of useful things during his career, but became known to the masses only thanks to the emoticon.
Quote from Wiki:
19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-) From: Scott E Fahlman
I propose that 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 : -(
2006-2011 - The Pittsburgh Computer School gives the symbol the Smiley Award (outstanding innovations that improve the process of communicating using computers).
A word to the author.