Way, W-A-Y back when — in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s — the online people-to-people communication world consisted mainly of email. And email was a text-only affair. Usually only a mono-spaced message in green letters on a black screen. Or maybe white on black. No pictures. No Arial. And heaven-help-us, no Helvetica.
The way to make “pictures” in your message was to create ASCII Art. I wrote about this phenomenon in an earlier post.
But now? Well there’s Twitter. And guess what? There’s Twitter Art (or, more appropriately, #TwitterArt). Here’s an example: