1978 computer mag explains how to make retro Star Wars ASCII art

If you want a glimpse of just how far computer art has come, a how-to article found in a 1978 issue of People's Computers shows it's been a heck of a lot more than 12 parsecs.

Some of you may be appalled at the clunky renderings of Star Wars characters that San Francisco Weekly uncovered in a back issue of an old computer mag, but believe it or not, this was once state of the art, folks!

For a dose of retro goodness, click on the nostalgic images below.