Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Sat Jan 03 2009 - 12:25:04 CST

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    On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:

    > I find it intriguing that in the world of plain-text character encoding,
    > which has embraced a limited set of stateful controls at least since the
    > Baudot/Murray era, the notion of stateful controls is being dismissed out of
    > hand, while colored, animated drawings of baby chicks popping out of their
    > eggs are considered "compatibility characters."
    > (I almost wrote "chirping." Are audio-enabled characters on the horizon?)

    I pray that Smell-o-Vision (cf. wiki) never materialize.

    Leo, who just couldn't resist

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