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Offline rowdy

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The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 17:56:02 »
I was reading about The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art recently, which led to A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today. and the PDF download of the referenced book.

Some of these are great!

Has anyone here created any typewriter art of note?
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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 18:09:46 »
Now that's cool, thanks for sharing. :D

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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 22:38:57 »
Now that's cool, thanks for sharing. :D
Indeed. That's super cool.

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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 05:50:28 »
Some of those would have taken hours to do.

I did a typing semester in high school on electric typewriters, and I don't think it occurred to any of us that things like that were even possible.

And a few of us were the computer nerds of the school too.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 11:43:54 »
Adding book to list. Thanks Rowdy! :thumb:
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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 08:52:22 »
Nice, very nice to know about this. Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 01 September 2018, 01:15:44 »
ugh.. this is great, yet I feel due to the disparaging of modern art due to postmodernist nonsense, these true innovations of modern thinking get forgotten and underappreciated

as another example: dazzle camouflage on WW1 ships. Yep, never heard of it either and I'm literally entrenched in art and design everyday
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Re: The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 01 September 2018, 11:09:09 »
ugh.. this is great, yet I feel due to the disparaging of modern art due to postmodernist nonsense, these true innovations of modern thinking get forgotten and underappreciated

as another example: dazzle camouflage on WW1 ships. Yep, never heard of it either and I'm literally entrenched in art and design everyday

UTF-8 is wonderful tho..
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