From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Oct 14 2007 - 02:08:41 CDT
Jukka K. Korpela wrote,
> "ASCII Art" has become a misnomer, since here (as so often
> nowadays) "ASCII" really means "plain text", without implying
> any particular encoding or character repertoire. It would
> better be called "Plain Text Art" (or with some more neutral
> word in place of "Art").
"Typewriter art" is what we called it back when I
learned to type on a mechanical typewriter.
There were even printed instructions for making
page-long "pictures" of famous people, such as
A Google search of "typewriter art" shows that the
term is still in vogue.
One example, "Modernmechanix.com is featuring an
article from a 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics that
shows an owl created with typewriter art: ..."
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