computer graphics in the 1950s
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 00:06:33 CDT 2008
> A 'scope or x-y chart recorder was a standard output device for just
> about any *analogue* computer, Richard.
There were also lots of hybrid analog/digital boxes the US Navy came
up with in the 1950s for adding crude graphics to radar information.
I have one, a Mk 26 Target Designation System, used for real time
manipulation of four directors aiming at four targets. I need the tech
manual, however. It is a very complex analog/digital/mechanical
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