Inventor of the emoticon complains today's yellow smileys make him :-(9/12/2012
The world is only a few days away from a historic anniversary. Back on Sept. 19, 1982 Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh created the emoticon when he posted the following on an electronic bulletin board: "I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways." But now, 30 years after that fateful day, Fahlman has come to loathe what his creation has become – yellow smiley faces that replace words in order to convey thoughts and feelings. "I think they are ugly," Fahlman says. "They ruin the challenge of trying to come up with a clever way to express emotions." Oh no, we've gone and made him >:-( [Source]
Does it annoy you when people use emoticons?