Markus Gebhard, whose application JavE
inspired me to revisit the text/image themes of Icontext (1999).
At the time I began to write my own variant of JavE's line-drawing tool,
I had no idea what a headache it would be. Markus's
algorithm must be more elegant, but I have resisted the temptation
to analyze JavE too closely.
All the figlet font authors and Kent Nassen for his archive.
Thanks also to the countless engineers and programmers who have built the Internet's infrastructure languages and protocols. Support open source software and open protocol standards so that this foundation can have computer science as its essence rather than flashy marketing!
— Andy Deck