Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

ASCII Star Wars

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A while back we wrote about an app that could convert video into ASCII imagery.  Nice, but it's not exactly as artistic as doing your own ASCII art.  It takes a lot of talent to "draw" an image entirely with keystrokes, and ASCII Star Wars represents one of the most elaborate forms of this art ever.

ASCII Star Wars reinterprets the worldwide hit movie using little more than dots and dashes (in widescreen, I might add!).  It's amazing how much of the iconic imagery survives the quantization from 35mm film to typewriter characters.   There's no sound, dialogue being added silent movie style with text right on the screen.  It's tremendously enjoyable and creative - and the player is right there on the page, so there's nothing to download.

As a one-man project dating back to 1997, the amount or work and artistry that has gone into this is really impressive.  I wonder what movie will be next?  I'd suggest "My Dinner With Andre".

Link to watch ASCII Star Wars

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