The famous smiley was designed by Harvey Ball in 1963 to boost the morale of employees of Guarantee Mutual Company of Ohio. Ball, who was then a freelance artist, was paid $45 for his creation.
The first successful message sent over ARPANET was the word "login" on October 29, 1969. Charley Kline, a student at UCLA, sent the message from the university's SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the Stanford Research Institute's SDS 940 Host computer.This makes Charley Kline the first Internet user! [more...]