On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, joseph (yes) wrote:

> ASCII is only one of several codes to assist in presenting text on a screen or
> printout, or sent across a network.  It represents the internal bit storage of
> a character in computer memory and how that is interpreted. Others such
> standards exist and are used. EPCDIC (sp) was one I used for a long time at
> IBM.
>
> The application of text to image creation has no relation to ASCII, and this
> Coca-Cola/ASCII show is a bit of a stretch.

  Meaningless drivel.

> However, misinformation sometimes sells.

  Knee-jerk judgementalism, peddled as insight.