[LINK] It was twenty years ago today ...
Sat, 02 Nov 2002 10:32:42 +1100
> > RFC 821: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
> > http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc821.html
That one is well documented.
> > The Internet using TCP/IP is nearly 20 (1 January 1983)
> > http://research.microsoft.com/~mbj/Smiley/Arpanet_Protocol_Thread.html
I'd have thought it was 1975 or there about's. I recall the IP protocol
being mentioned as in early development in ARPANET
> > The smiley :-) is 20 (19 September 1982) (at least, as far as anybody
> knows) http://research.microsoft.com/~mbj/Smiley/Smiley.html
Not sure I'd buy that one. It may well be. I remember seeing Smileys
first in about 1985 or 86.
>Indeed, all important. The mechanism (TCP/IP), the medium (SMTP), and
>the message (with human adaptations to overcome a main weakness, a lack
>of emotional cues in this text communication process, that being the Smiley).
And now look at the smiley versions! I have a TXT downloaded in about 1992
of all the THEN known Smiley's! Wonder how many new ones there are?