On the face of things, we seem to be merely talking about text-based files,
containing only the letters of the English Alphabet (and the occasional
On deeper inspection, of course, this isn't quite the case. What this site
offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the
128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange
(ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and the world
as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s
works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day.