Intro msg: Teraks, emulators, reviving cassette data

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Tue Nov 18 21:11:41 1997

> In another area of the JCM, I've begun to collect ancient ASCII art
> from the 60s and 70s: Einstein, Spock, Snoopy, etc. I've written a
> program that converts teletype-style overstrike art into Adobe Illustrator
> documents, which are easy to re-size and print on today's laser printers.
> I have dozens of pictures from DECUS tapes, but I'm always looking for
> more, and I'd like to record personal anecdotes about the creation
> of these old artworks. I'd also like to get an actual print sample
> of the entire printable font from an ASR-33 teletype, in order to
> scan and convert it into an authentic Postscript bitmap font.

I think there still are a few RTTY nuts out there that trade ASCII
(Baudot?) art over the air. This was quite a big thing in ham radio quite
a few years back.

William Donzelli
Received on Tue Nov 18 1997 - 21:11:41 GMT

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