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'Father of Emoticons' Says Emoji Are Ugly, Lack Creativity [Beef]

'Father of Emoticons' Says Emoji Are Ugly, Lack Creativity [Beef]

By Gawker.com | Posted - Sep. 12, 2012 at 8:07 a.m.



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Professor Scott Fahlman, a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist widely credited with creating the smiley emoticon, has spoken out against the graphic rendition of his beloved invention, calling it "ugly," and unimaginative.More Read More ...

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