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Screenshot of an NES program rendering about 1.25 KiB of text in a proportional font, using pattern table trickery to make a 1bpp bitmap cover the entire screen.

The text is H. Rackham's translation of a famous passage from On the Ends of Goods and Evils by M.T. Cicero, from Lipsum.com.

I chose the English text because it's so much more plausible than dropping in corrupt Latin. "Lorem ipsum" or other nonsense copy in a design distracts both designers and their clients because the experience when testing the design doesn't resemble the end reader's experience. Instead, a designer should use plausible text, such as a rough draft of production text.[1]

This Cicero quotation is especially relevant to someone developing software for obsolete platforms, which some see as overly painful but which ultimately leads to pleasure.
  1. Kyle Fiedler. "Lorem Ipsum is Killing Your Designs". Smashing Magazine, 2010-01-06. Accessed 2017-10-07.

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