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 Rendering Everything as Text

"You can display any computer data as text. For many types of data, this is obvious: we've all seen HTML converted to text right in our web browsers. However, this idea can extend much further. Although the notion of converting all data to text may not sound immediately useful, it can be surprisingly powerful. Why wait for graphical web browsers or image editors to load before you find out what's in a file? With a few helper applications and scripts, you can quickly display textual information about any type of data."
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 (Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 1, 2005 )

  


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