emoticonEmoticon a implinit 30 de ani

Emoticon folosit de toti, tot mai des. Sa-i uram la multi ani icoanei emoticon! Viata virtuala ar fi fost cu siguranta mult mai putin interesanta fara prezenta lui.

Emoticon icoana este reprezentarea expresiilor faciale, respectiv a starilor traite de o persoana, cu ajutorul simbolurilor precum semne de punctuatie si litere. Un astfel de emoticon a fost folosit prima data intr-un mesaj datat 19 Septembrie 1982.

Desi „nascut” pe www, emoticon icon a migrat astazi chiar si pe device-uri care nu sunt conectate la Internet. Precum alte multe lucruri interesante, emoticon icon a  fost inventat de niste „tocilari”.

Sa vedem ce zice istoria totusi despre emoticon. Aparent, emoticon -ele erau utilizate inca din sec. 19. Forma digitala a aparut insa doar acum 30 de ani, fiind o propunere a lui Scott Fahlman de la Carnegie Mellon University din Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Iata cum a aratat discutia care a dus la aparitia emoticon -ului.

17-Sep-82 14:59 Joseph Ginder at CMU-10A (*%)
I believe that the joke character should be % rather than *.

17-Sep-82 15:15 Anthony Stentz at CMU-780G (*%)
How about using * for good jokes and % for bad jokes? We could even use *% for jokes that are so bad, they’re funny.

17-Sep-82 17:40 Keith Wright at CMU-10A *%&#$ Jokes!
No, no, no! Surely everyone will agree that “&” is the funniest character on the keyboard. It looks funny (like a jolly fat man in convulsions of laughter). It sounds funny (say it loud and fast three times). I just know if I could get my nose into the vacuum of the CRT it would even smell funny!

17-Sep-82 17:42 Leonard Hamey at CMU-10A {#} (previously *)
A detailed (i.e. > 1 minute) study of the aesthetic and pictographic effects of the characters available in the ASCII set has led to the following suggestion:
I think that the joke character should be the sequence {#} because it looks like two lips with teeth showing between them. This is the expected result if someone actually laughs their head off. An obvious abbreviation of this sequence would be the hash character itself (which can also be read as the sharp character and suggests a quality which may be lacking in those too obtuse to appreciate the joke.)

17-Sep-82 18:52 Jim Crowley at CMU-10A BB Jokes
BB jokes are fine and should not require a marker. But jokes should not be malicious, obscene, or such that they appear to resemble real warnings to all but a few. Last nights elevator hoax was a borderline case of this last type.

18-Sep-82 20:40 Guy Steele at CMU-10A ! Joke markers again
I hope everyone realized that my previous remark about non-use of joke markers was a joke, and was flagged as such by the absence of a marker. This message is not a joke, as indicated by the exclamation point.

The next day, here’s what happened:

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