With emoticons, we see a reimagining of the use of movable type for the first time since Gutenberg introduced it in ; with the advent of the digital age a century later, this innovation would revolutionize modes of communication worldwide. What Makes Modern Art Modern. What we can surmise is that in , three decades after the consensus agreement about the name of the seventh planet from the sun in a world without mass electronic communications but not without playground comedians , a Uranus joke was still novel enough to merit inclusion in a noteworthy satirical publication in New York City. According to Mark Littmann in his tome Planets Beyond: Sorry if the low humor discomfits, but when writing about Uranus jokes, it is the nature of the business. Those images were taken in the infrared, and in some of them you can see bright spots on the planet, which are clouds and storms.