American computer scientist known for his contribution to automated planning in blocks world, the Dylan programming language, Common Lisp, natural language processing, neural networks and more.
However, Fahlman is best known as the creator of the first smiley emoticon.
The highest-selling computer of all time is Commodore 64. It was introduced in 1982 and sold anywhere between 12.5 to 17 million units. The company was founded by Jack Tramiel, a Polish-American businessman, and was also the first to produce a personal computer available off the shelf, the Commodore PET. unfortunately, the dream run didn't last long and Commodore International filed for bankruptcy on 29th April 1994. [more...]