The Wirecutter: ASCII what gadgets to buy, getty answers

Comes now The Wirecutter, a different kind of gadget blog from the big-brains at The Awl (motto: Be Less Stupid). 

The basic premise is to replace quasi-objective side-by-side gadget comparisons with informed recommendations. If you want less of someone telling you what technical features to look for in general and more of someone telling you what to actually buy, you will like. 

What I like is the ultra-spare, Web 0.1 ASCII character design that places all the emphasis on words (remember them?). As shown in the image above, the site title artwork is actually built character by character in the source code. Neat. 

via Kottke