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11247re: [midatlanticretro] Re: ASCII Art

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  • Bill Degnan
    Jan 25, 2009
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      Mike/Dave,

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      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Mike Loewen" <mloewen@...>
      > Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 8:19 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: ASCII Art
      >
      > Several print files in Dave Gesswein's ASCII Art collection had the
      > name "Sam Harbison" from Princeton in 1973. I was able to track down an

      > email address for Sam, and sent a note asking about the process used to
      > create those images. With his permission, I posted his response on my
      > ASCII Art page:
      >
      > http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/ASCII/
      >
      > Briefly, he used a drum-type digital densitometer to scan a negative

      > image, then converted the date to 16-level grayscale to be printed on a
      > chain printer driven by an IBM 360/91. I was glad to receive his
      > response, since details on this process are hard to come by.
      >
      > I also reprinted the 3 images on my page at 8 lines-per-inch and the

      > perspective looks much better. I'mgoing to hang these in the hall at the

      > Penn State computer building. :-)
      >
      >
      > Mike Loewen mloewen@...
      > Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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