Happy 10th, ASCII Matrix, the oldest Torrent alive!
Das älteste, heute noch geseedete Torrent hatte gestern seinen zehnten Geburtstag! Herzlichen Glückwunsch, ASCII Matrix!
Back then BitTorrent was a relatively unknown technology that, for the first time in history, allowed users to share large videos with groups of people all over the world.
One of the torrents that gained quite a bit of traction in the early days is an ASCII version of The Matrix. This piece of fan art is a re-coded version of the original movie in green text on a black background, resulting in a rather unique viewing experience.
Thanks to BitTorrent, the creator of The Matrix ASCII was able to share his work with thousands of people. Exactly 10 years ago today on December 20, 2003, the torrent for this release was created.