computer graphics in the 1950s

Richard legalize at
Thu Oct 16 14:53:02 CDT 2008

In article <48F783F8.1030000 at>,
    Eric Smith <eric at>  writes:

> Richard wrote
> > Whirlwind was used in prototyping SAGE after it was built.  However, I
> > don't consider that to "predate SAGE" as its just part of the SAGE
> > design effort.
> >   
> That's like claiming that the MX-774 ICBM was just part of the Apollo 
> spacecraft design effort.

No.  I'm saying that I want to see some evidence that Whirlwind had
such a display *before* SAGE was envisioned and that it was used for
computer graphics like tasks (not for showing waveforms for test and
debugging of the hardware) driven by software.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download

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