It’s the ascii-animatrix, Mr Anderson

Just saw this ascii-movie pointed to by Piers in Euan‘s comments. It made my heart sing.

The first piece of ascii art I ever saw was in the early 70s – a picture of Racquel Welch that my father and his colleagues had printed – dunno who did the ‘digitising’.

I seem to remember it spread over more than one page of that green striped teleprinter paper that used to fill our house. Apart from a brief love affair with ascii art on usenet while avoiding writing term papers I’ve managed to keep away from it’s distractions pretty much, but now I’m on a hunt for more like this. Uh-oh.