ASCII Art Golden Gate Bridge & Plane

From: Mark Honeycutt <>
Date: Sat Jun 3 16:50:27 2000


I would really like a copy of any ASCII art files you might have, especially
if they are the ones with the embedded overstrike control codes for a
Dataproducts band printer. We used to have some files for our Wang system
that used a DP printer.. they were really great. They went out the door when
the systems were retired about 12 years ago. I now have a MicroVAX II and
the DEC version of the B200 DP band printer, so I should be able to run off
some good copies on greenbar paper (back side, of course) of any files I can
locate. This has been an interest of mine back to the early 70's when a few
punch card decks would get passed around that you could run on the IBM that
would generate some pretty fair posters for dorm room walls.

Thanks to you and the list,

Mark Honeycutt

-----Original Message-----
From: John Foust <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, June 02, 2000 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: ASCII Art Golden Gate Bridge & Plane

>At 09:26 AM 6/2/00 -0700, Sellam Ismail wrote:
>>I took a photo of an ASCII art poster I have featuring the Golden Gate
>>bridge and an airplane flying over it:
>>It's made of up roughly 7 x 8 squares of wide carriage printer paper and
>>roughly 9 feet wide by 7 feet high.
>I think this is on an RSX ASCII collection tape I got from
>someone or somewhere. In the "readme" FILENN.IDX, it's the
>largest file:
>FILE14.LST 12,405 * Golden Gate Bridge
>where 12,405 records translated to 1,659,857 bytes. I'd be
>glad to send a zipped version to anyone who wants it.
>By comparison, the popular Moon picture is 950,283 bytes, and
>the Einstein is 348,400 bytes.
>- John
Received on Sat Jun 03 2000 - 16:50:27 BST

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