Saturday, June 23, 2007

Hey! Look Who Invented The Smiley? :D

The other day, I was googling for something about emoticons and found this quote.

"I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile – some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question."

Vladamir Nabokov, when asked how he ranked himself amongst living writers and those of the immediate past.

Obviously old news, but I think it's interesting that this statement (from a 1969, New York Times Interview) pre-dates computer usage, and emoticons, by so many years.

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