today i learned – tues 29th jan 2019

if you’ve ready any other posts on this blog, you’ve probably noticed that i love an emoji 😏 hence my love for this post πŸ˜‚

#tdil that there is a book called “emoji dick” and it’s the entirety of moby dick translated into emojis 😱.

the book was the brainchild of an emoji obsessed gent named fred benenson πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ€ – a data engineer at kickstarter.

fred came up with the idea after he started sending countless emojis, through a third party app, in every text & email to everyone that he knew.

way before the days of apple allowing all mortals to use emojis easily, benenson decided to do a little test – “what’s the furthest i can push my new found form of expression?” … naturally, his conclusion was to translate an american classic πŸ˜‚ #literallylovethisguy.

whilst it may have been fred’s idea to create the book, he didn’t do it alone. instead, he used kickstarter to raise over $3000 and pushed the work out to amazon’s online mechincal terk – a place where people get paid small amounts of money to do little online jobs (yeah, i had no idea that existed either).

in total, over 800 people spent their time going through each of the 10,000 sentences and subsequently translated them into emoji πŸ‘πŸ».

now, you may be asking what the book itself is actually like! well, so am i πŸ˜’. i’ve done some (limited) searching around the internetweb and it’s quite hard to find anything with actual excerpts from the book itself.

fancy your own copy? the none-colour soft cover version is $40 πŸ’΅  and the hard cover in colour is $200!! πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

laterz taterz 🐳 #tdil

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this fact is everything i love about the current times that we live in πŸ˜‚ fancy reading a different fact? take a little gander ->here<-

(picture time! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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