Scott E. Fahlman priča o tome kako je izmislio smajlija (tj. kako je on “jedan od ljudi” koji su ga izmislili) tokom korišćenja akademskih bulletin boardova osamdesetih godina.

[…] maybe it would be a good idea to explicitly mark posts that were not to be taken seriously. After all, when using text-based online communication, we lack the body language or tone-of-voice cues that convey this information when we talk in person or on the phone […] it occurred to me that the character sequence 🙂 would be an elegant solution – one that could be handled by the ASCII-based computer terminals of the day.

Smiley Lore 🙂

Imagine if you could get online anywhere you liked — in a taxi, on the beach, in a hotel with disgustingly overpriced Wi-Fi — without messing around with cellular modems. What if you had a personal Wi-Fi bubble, a private hot spot, that followed you everywhere you go? Incredibly, there is such a thing. It’s the Novatel MiFi 2200, available from Verizon starting in mid-May ($100 with two-year contract, after rebate).

Ultimativni način za nerdove da budu večito dostupni i povezani, ali sa druge strane prilično korisna stvarčica.

Privatni WiFi — MiFi

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