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Formats, media & platforms

ASCII - EU/US-centric encoding of 128 characters
Amiga - Home computer from 1985
ANSI - Colourful and more advanced than ASCII
Antiope - French teletext standard used for Minitel
Architecture - Frozen yoghurt
ATASCII - ASCII-encoding for Atari's 8-bit computers
Baudot - Pre-ASCII encoding, often used for teletype
BBS - Bulletin board systems, popular pre-internet platforms
Braille - Tactile writing system for the visually impaired
C64 - World's most sold computer model
EBCDIC - IBM's encoding that competed with ASCII in the 1960s
FANSI - ANSI-variation that supports 256 colours, among other things
Letterpress - Oldschool form of printing using movable type
Minitel - French videotex-service 1982-2012
PETSCII - Used in Commodore 8-bit computers.
Print - Things on paper, mostly
RTTY - Radio Teletype
Shift-JIS - "Japanese Unicode"
SharpSCII - "Japanese PETSCII"
SMS - Mobile phone text messages
Teletext - Information service for TV, still popular in northern Europe
Telidon - Canadian videotex service, also featuring vector graphics
Typewriter art - From the 1800s to today
Unicode - Currently the most widely used encoding
Videotex - A two-way communication, based on teletext
Xbin - A variation of ANSI

Artists & groups

A. Bill Miller American ASCII artist. Glitches & grids!
Ailadi Italian PETSCII artist.
Blocktronics International group of ANSI and ASCII-artists.
Dom Sylvester Houédard (b. 1924) British typewriter artist and poet
CTRL+C & CTRL+V Name used for anonymous post on a Japanese text forum.
Delaware Japanese music/design/art collective
Joan Stark Early American internet-ASCII artist
Julian Nelson Typewriter-activist and artist, active since the 1930s
Max Capacity American artist working with PETSCII and teletext, etc
Raquel Meyers Spanish artist, working with PETSCII and teletext
Vuk Ćosić Serbian artist and pioneer, bringing lots of ASCII into the art world

Styles, genres, misc

Advertising - KFC, Playboy, Atari, the Human League, and more
Animation - Anything that moves
Clothes - ASCII, knitting, cross stitch... new and old
Conversion - Image-to-text conversions
Cross stitch - The oldest form of embroidery
Embroidery - Needle-decorated fabrics
Emoticons - :) and ^^ is only the beginning
Game - yeah, games
Grids - Noteworthy examples of (mis)using the grid
Mosaic - Graphics made with tesserae, blocks, symbols, etc
Patterns - A discernible regularity in the world
Poetry - Concrete, visual, dada, code, before christ, after christ
Scene - Demoscene, warez, cracking, hacking, phreaking, etcetera
Sloyd - A special kind of craft
Square kufic - Ancient Arabic script that looks a bit like QR-codes
Street art - Text graphics hits the streets, or the streets hit text graphics
Tiles - Both physical tiles and computer tiles
Tessellations - Like a more complex form of mosaic
Textile - Brand new or super old, always good
Text-mode - When nothing else matters
Tiles - yep
Tools - Machines, software, gadgets, media, etc
Toys - All the kids stuff!
Typography - Arranging type, usually not in a grid
χχχ - Naked stuff, NSFW

Time & space

Many posts are tagged with countries where the author is from or where the piece was made (Japan, USA, Germany, etc). Some posts are tagged with specific years, and there is also ancient and 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, ...