In his legendary satirical piece “Real Programmers Don’t Use PASCAL,” published in the July 1983 issue of Datamation, Ed Post proclaims that “the typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal,” where “taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969.” Not incidentally, the Peanuts characters are strongly associated with early text art on computers, a form whose urtext is arguably the Snoopy calendar.
Aleator Press offered a limited edition of ten calendars for 2022 created by Eric Furst, a Philadelphia-based practitioner in creative computing and conservation whose work deeply engages with vintage hardware and software.:
Line-printer text art on two panels of fanfold tractor-feed computer paper. Printed on a vintage Qume Sprint 11/55, with Courier 10 typewheel, on period green-bar paper (new old stock, Universal UNV15852 Computer Paper, 20lb). The content is printed on the reverse only, leaving the green-bar side blank. 38 x 56cm. Creator not attributed. An edition of ten copies, dated and numbered in pencil. As new, distributed on behalf of the creator.
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