From the Publisher
From the people who put an armadillo on the cover of a system administrator book comes this collection of the computer underground hieroglyphs called "smileys." Originally inserted into email messages to denote "said with a cynical smile":-), smileys now run rampant throughout the electronic mail culture. They include references to politics 7:^] (Ronald Reagan), entertainment C]:-= (Charlie Chaplin), history 4:-) (George Washington), and mythology @-) (cyclops). They can laugh out loud %-(I) wink ;-) yell :-(0) frown :-( and even drool :-)~
About the Author
David Sanderson has been called the "Noah Webster of Smileys" by the Wall Street Journal. His full collection of over 650 smileys, compiled over the years from email messages and news postings, is on display in the reference section. Throughout are examples of how smileys are really used in typical email conversations. This book also advances the state-of-the- art of smileys, including such innovations as Smiley Comics and Where's Smiley?