|Details of General Interest to the Layman|
How It Works
The basic concept is this: you visit the Retro-Gram.com website and fill in the necessary information for your Retro-gram. Our server feeds your information to a custom database which stores it, formats it, and then generates a free-standing PDF file which combines your message with the Retro-Gram artwork. The PDF file is then e-mailed to your Retro-gram recipient who is deeply impressed with your style and class. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download if for free here.
For those interested in the technical details, this wondrous process involves three separate servers (web, database and mail) and a barrage of software including: WebStar, FileMaker Pro, Lasso, Eudora Internet Mail Server, Go Live, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Fontographer.
Who We Are
Retro-Gram.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of DataEmporium.Net. DataEmporium designed the Retro-Gram system, created the necessary coding, and currently hosts the system on its servers. Retro-Gram.com was greated by a group of guys whose eclectic interests led to the resuscitation of telegrams via the Internet.
Sean Sean is the Corporate Philosopher at DataEmporium.Net and the guy who thought this silly thing up. As a philosopher he often evaluates how the Internet can be used for the betterment of mankind beyond merely being a vehicle for unsolicited e-mail and mass distribution of pornography.
Pascal is the chief bit-smith and e-craftsman at DataEmporium.Net. He dreams of an age when mankind embraces technological innovation and utilizes these new tools to improve efficiency and quality of work.
Andrew is the Art Director for Retro-gram.com. He spends his weekdays as a graphic and font designer, and is a collector of pulp magazines and antique printed ephemera, including genuine vintage telegrams. Look for his growing collection of vintage fonts at E-phemera. His insane obsession with detail occasionally pays off in projects like this.
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