From: André Szabolcs Szelp (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 16:42:18 CST
Then please, let's wait for two hundred years and let's see which of
those newly invented emoji stood the test of time. I really won't
object encoding the surviving ones retrospectively.
2009/1/9 Adam Twardoch <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I think emoji is the new punctuation.
> At some point there were no punctuation characters. So written text were
> just "words". I can imagine that some people opposed the idea of adding
> dots and commas and dashes, because they were "silent" marks that did
> not so much influence the contents of the text but more its form (at
> least that may have been the thinking).
> Today, people feel like they want more punctuation, because the written
> communication needs to be more compact, and there are some common codes
> in writing that convey certain meaning, and emoji are part of it.
> They are multi-colored? So what. The practice of putting red vowel marks
> over black Arabic writing has existed for centuries. They're animated?
> So what, the technology permits it.
> Adam Twardoch
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