I Used to Write The Busy Person’s Guide to ASCII Art

This is what is left on the site, other than some links to other sites. I wrote a newsletter for this site but I didn’t think (at the time) to keep any copies of them. Wish I had! I can remember thinking of good ideas to write about but not what the actual ideas were any more. Now and then I try to find the newsletters, somehow. But, they are gone, just sent as email and not posted to the Internet. I’m not sure what year this would have been. Probably the early 2000’s.

Meet Your ASCII Art WZ-ard: Laura Tripp

Laura Tripp: ASCII Art was a mystery I had to solve. In July, 1996 while still a Net newbie, I thought the pictures made with keyboard characters were amazing. But actually making the pictures myself seemed so out of reach. I didn’t even know what they were called.

Finally, I found a site answering newbie questions and they emailed back and told me: ASCII Art! The mystery was solved! I made my first keepable picture January, 1998 (with the help of Albert and Joan on the Sig-List). ASCII Art became my special outlet for the drawing I have always wished I could do.

Some people, like my husband, say it’s outdated, a throwback to the 70’s. Little does he know, ASCII Art is still evolving and it started before computers. If you want to find out more and get help making your own ASCII Art and signatures, visit my Realm often.

And be sure to subscribe to my weekly 45-Second Newsletter. Explore the possibilities of ASCII Art as website promotion, an art form and a challenging but cheap, hobby.


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