computer graphics in the 1950s

Richard legalize at
Thu Oct 16 12:51:45 CDT 2008

In article <4affc5e0810160724y2992379dne8df46778a34d5c at>,
    "Joachim Thiemann" <joachim.thiemann at>  writes:

> > On Wed, 15 Oct 2008, Richard wrote:
> >>
> >> What was the first machine to have some sort of graphical display (most
> >> likely oscilloscope style) driven by a computer?
> Actually, shouldn't the Jacquard Loom count?

Sorry, no.  I don't want this to degenerate into another "but my
pebble stacking box from 1500 BC is the first!" thread.  I'm looking
for genuine information along the directions in which I'm asking, not
contorted attempts to turn any arbitrary device by some stretch of the
imagination into a "computer graphics" device.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download

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