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BBS ads: a tour of ASCII and ANSI art from the 80s and 90s - Part 4

Date/Time Permalink: 04/29/06 02:49:32 pm
Category: ANSI art


SinCity

A rainy Friday evening's entertainment may be had by downloading the BBS section tarball from textfiles.com. I found myself engrossed in the ASCII and ANSI art banners from these bulletin boards of yore. I decided to render some of them and make screenshots to post here, both in the interest of further preserving this bit of history, and to offer a highlight tour to those who lack the patience and resources to view them directly. Click on any thumbnail to see the fullsize image.


2000 AD


Eagles Nest


Babylon 4


Babylon 5


Flying Teapot


Mourning After 2


Pooh


Jacks Place


Dew Drop Inn

Less common are the places where one gets a respite from urban grime to find a board with an almost heartland atmosphere. These are just solid home folk, running a board as a hobby or perhaps as a means to reach out to the world with this wonderful new communication tool that was just discovered. A small range of miscellaneous interests are found here and there. Perhaps some people just ran a board to keep them company on nights when sleep is far away and the sound of crickets is near.

The whole ANSI-Art tour:
Can I play too?
Part 8
Part 7
Part 6
Part 5
Part 4
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

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