ANSI art is a computer artform using text characters on computers with MS-DOS (before windows) which was popular in the late 80â€™s and early to mid 90â€™s. It was mainly used for BBSes, which was software that would allow users to dial into the computer over a phone line and, using a terminal program, interact with it, read/post on forums, and exchanging messages, exchange files. being only text on a terminal, artists never really pictured this as a limitation.
graphic via ansi
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