One could find text with and without copyright, fictional and theoretical texts, manifestos, articles and song texts. Texts by Theodor W. Adorno side by side with texts by the autonome a.f.r.i.k.a.-Gruppe, Douglas Adams appeared next to Klaus Theweleit and Kathy Acker. The texts were coming from various sources. They were either submitted by the authors themselves, supplied to the textz.com database by various online collaborators as freely circulating texts on the Net, or they were scanned in from printed media page by page, processed via a text recognition program, and transformed into ASCII files.
- Daniel Snelson, "Textwarez: The Executable Files of Textz.com", ch 1 in Snelson, Variable Format: Media Poetics and the Little Database, University of Pennsylvania, 2015, pp 25-58. PhD dissertation.