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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: ASCII Art

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  • Ray Sills
    OK, Mike: So where s the picture of Lenna Sjooblom? ... 73 de Ray
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 25, 2009
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      OK, Mike:

      So where's the picture of Lenna Sjooblom?

      :)

      73 de Ray

      On Jan 25, 2009, at 8:18 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:

      >
      > 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'm going 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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