The first use of an “emoticon” is credited to an article in Reader’s Digest May 1967 issue. However, the “smiley emoticon” was first used on the Carnegie Mellon message board by Scott Fahlman on September 19, 1982.
The iPad wasn't the first tablet from Apple. The company had produced Newton MessagePad way back in 1993. The MessagePad had a stylus, something that Steve Jobs specifically didn't want on the iPad. [more...]