Tag Archives: 1981

Colourized ASCII art at NASA using an IBM System/370 in 1981, via. Or… EBCDIC art?

“You didn’t know that Compuserve sold posters of ASCII Art in 1981 but now you do.” / Jason Scott

Half-tone style graphics from Argentina. Taken from the book Words & buildings: the art and practice of architectural graphics by Jock Kinneir, 1981.

Sammy the Sea Serpent for Atari 8-bit, 1981. Excellent text-mode story telling for kids, with minor interaction. Runs both data and audio from the cassette at the same time, according to atarimuseum.

h/t: drx

Forests for the Future. Rolf Harder 1981, via




Sinclair ZX81 (1981) character set, via.