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September 16, 2002

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The First Smiley Have you ever wondered how those ubiquitous smileys came into being? For those of us who aren't great enough writers to convey our tone through text, the variations of smileys have helped out tremendously. Well, through some diligent research, you can now witness the birth of the first smiley, as conceived by Scott Fahlman.

You Are Where You Live Type in your zip code, and see what lifestyle "clusters" or "segments" comprise your area. Turns out I'm sort of Great Beginnings or Upward Bound, but these descriptions aren't perfect fits.

Pop vs. Soda? Do you call it pop? soda? soda pop? Coke? Vote, and be heard on this vital matter of national trivia!

Yours, &c., LC | 05:20 PM |