computer graphics in the 1950s

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


In article <48F783F8.1030000 at brouhaha.com>,
    Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com>  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.
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