The Man Who Invented Emoticons

from the what-a-claim-to-fame dept

Business Week has an article about the guy most people credit with inventing emoticons (you know, the little smiley face things). There is, of course, some disagreement about who really came up with them, and it sounds like this guy doesn’t care too much. He’s a researcher at Carnegie Mellon and is trying to create something that will have a “greater impact” that emoticons. The article also mentions a number of different trademark attempts that people have filed involving emoticons.

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