2 Replies to “Fake Story? Cingular Patents the Emoticon”

  1. the patent application seems to indicate that it only applies to selecting emoticons based on a specific ’emoticon key’ — not the actual usage of emoticons. this is one of those ‘patent the implimentation’ patents, not ‘patent the concept’ patents… though i’d be suprised if there were no ‘prior art’ for this. surely _someone_ had a keypad with a smily face on it, no?

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