Monday, February 04, 2008

Any sufficiently primitive technology is indistinguishible from magic

In a world full of technological magic, sometimes we need to take a step back and marvel at the acheivements of an earlier age. In that spirit, I pass along to you the wonder that is an Ascii-animated version of Star Wars. To view this masterpiece:

1. Click the Start Button, then Click Run

2. Type TELNET and hit Enter

3. A separate window will open

4. First hit enter, then type the letter o and hit enter again, then type and press enter.

Or you can just watch it online here, which seems far less magical.

No doubt Lucas is trying to scrub this off the internet (or telnet, whatever that is), because Han shoots first. (The scene seems abbreviated, however. I think Greedo's supposed to say "That's the idea," but he doesn't.)

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