Now you can view the world like a computer

The Ascii Street View, which basically converts Google Street View panoramic images to Ascii code, is coded by self-confessed ‘retro textmode geek’ and programmer Peter Nitsch. Tried and tested: looking at the world in Ascii mode makes us feel like we are computers trying to make sense of this human world.

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