The year was 1984. There were no cell phones. Email and the Internet were in their infancy. MTV was a music video channel that was widely watched. The simplest form of showing emotion and speaking one’s mind was the simple weepul (wee people), a precursor to the emoji when everything on the computer began with a cursor. This creative critter was the product of three Texas A&M University students and could be found in campus bookstores and other point-of-purchase locations in Aggieland.