Posted on July 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Terminal usage shouldn’t deserve a boring reputation: here’ one more reason!
ASCII art has been with us as long as we’ve been using computers, and there’s a lot of great ASCII animation out there. How about watching the original Star Wars in ASCII animation?
A telnet server out there on the Internet serves up this amazing adaptation.
Just enter telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl and hit return.
You’re definitely right: it’s Star Wars – Episode IV: A new hope!
The guy behind this masterpiece is Simon Jansen: kudos Simon!
Get here and watch ASCII-Star Wars in video (losing a lot of the fun…)
By the way, this is version of Star Wars doesn’t need any video codec and is fully compatible with any OS (maybe a Commodore 64 with suitable TCP/IP stack too!).