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Old 02 December 2006, 14:51   #1
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Exclamation OldskoolUK Ascii Newsletter#3 - OUT NOW!

Hello EAB'ers,

Just a quick mail to let you know that we're back on the case and we've released our (early) xmas edition newsletter. It comes in 2 flavours (see nFO below for comments) and will appeal to the nostalgia freaks amongst you, aswell as the plain nosey.

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http://z10.invisionfree.com/Old_Skoo...?showtopic=842

Enjoy!

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Old 02 December 2006, 17:04   #2
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Old 28 December 2006, 03:13   #3
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There's been plenty of downloads but no feedback so far, any retro fans out there still interested in reading a production of this type?

btw.. vol#4 due out end Jan/Feb and contains an interview with no other than BippyM (thx Mark!)
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Old 28 December 2006, 06:30   #4
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@Dazzaboy get one with toni wilen u might be talking then

no disrespect Bipster
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Still its nice to read some wordz from dead l33tz

and apod2 roxxx, little gfx bug but usable, im listening it whole day
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Old 28 December 2006, 16:56   #6
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Still its nice to read some wordz from dead l33tz

and apod2 roxxx, little gfx bug but usable, im listening it whole day
Glad you liked Apod2. Apod3 may see the light of day in 2oo7?
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@Sarek: I opted for the Bipster first 'cos we're old BBS muckers. lol I may interview some of the other EAB staff at a later date.
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I first saw ASCII art in an issue of Creative Computing, Vol. 2, 1976. It was an image of Starship Enterprise:

http://coppershade.org/pics/ASCII-Art-1976.jpg

Can it get much nerdier? :P


Also read about people doing ASCII art on a PDP-8, in 1969 I believe. Can't find where I read it right now.

These are printouts we're talking about here, since many computers back then had no CRT. Would be cool to know who did the first screen ASCII Art 8)

I'm sure someone did the usual Snoopy characters before 1969 even. And before that, X's and spaces on typewriters, lol. But that's getting silly. Had a discussion of what 'Oldskool' is in #scene.se yesterday. I went all the way, back to programmable looms in the 1700s or so
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@Dazzaboy get one with toni wilen u might be talking then

no disrespect Bipster
None taken, I was surprised to be asked in all honesty!

There are ppl like Toni Wilen, Galahad, CFou!, Wepl, Codetapper etc here
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I'm sure someone did the usual Snoopy characters before 1969 even. And before that, X's and spaces on typewriters, lol. But that's getting silly. Had a discussion of what 'Oldskool' is in #scene.se yesterday. I went all the way, back to programmable looms in the 1700s or so
My earliest memories of ascii art were from the late 80's - early 90's, but you're recollections are obviously more 'oldskool' than mine.
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I like it! Working a lot with this stuff in the old days.. I sucks on ASCII (stole most from anothers to use on my BBS).. Btw..keep up the good work.
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Apod worked perfectly on my lappy but I don't use screen res's over 1024x normally.

Anyway, back on topic...

OS-UK News vol#4 is currently in production so anyone wishing to contribute any news, site ads, greets, retro Amiga reviews etc.. plz PM them to me thru here or visit our forum.

Thanks & all the best people!!
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Apod posts moved / merged to thread Apod 1 & 2 (pc player with amiga modules) as sarek2k requested.
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Cheerz Paul!
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Hey all,

Just to remind everyone (well those that are interested ) that the next release of our newletter will be out sometime this month.

Bipster has submitted his interview - cheers Bips - and we're working a new txt reader for viewing the ascii with background music in a (dare i say it) diskmag environment.

As before, our release will be pimped across the major amiga forums and offshoot demoscene sites so if you want to submit any reviews, articles, general humour or a shout out to your m8's across the miggy scene, please PM me via here or via the email addy on our forum splash screen.

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