Origin of the Smiley

Mike Jones has discovered the origin of the :-) smiley! Scott Fahlman gets the credit. Just look at what he started. Scott documents it here. I can even see the resemblance:

Scott Fahlman, sideways

Pretty obvious (uh, the top image is Scott). Now everytime I see :-) I'm going to picture Scott. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...


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I guess it all depends on what he's wearing in your mind's eye....


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