Gretel was a Minitel service that was hacked and transformed into one of the earliest chat services around 1982. Video here.
Snapsots from Minitel Rose, the xexy part of the French proto-internet system Minitel. Courtesy of @ViewdataUK and @_1010101.
Figaro horse PETSCII by Axl.
Woodcut print by Federico de Vinciolo, 1588.
PETSCII-works by Adrien Tison.
Computer – Come and Dance (1977). ASCII art in the disco era. Includes the hit Nobody loves a computer because a computer does not dance. h/t: David Viens.
Ilse and Pierre Garnier, Prototypes, Éditions André Silvaire, Paris, 1965
Acid logo by Cleaner, 1999.
By Rashe in Melbourne, photo from here.