High resolution screens are great for typography - Re: Accelerator boards - no future? Bad business?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Apr 25 16:55:59 CDT 2016

On 2016-04-25 5:20 PM, ben wrote:
> On 4/25/2016 2:13 PM, Geoffrey Oltmans wrote:
>> Well, the native memory, and peripherals, yeah sure, that was still
>> "slow."
>> (but still adequate).  Most every accelerator board available for
>> Amiga had
>> it's own dedicated on-board memory and SCSI adapter for faster IO
>> where it
>> really mattered most. The other major thing being graphics adapters ran
>> better on the 3000 and 4000 since those had 32-bit busses (and with
>> higher
>> speed and burst modes available), so they kinda sorta planned on people
>> putting faster processors on those than what they were shipped with
>> (and in
>> some cases didn't have a CPU on the motherboard even).
>> Not sure about the Apple front.
> Well I know, you get the wrong chipset and nothing got suported
> for the PC. Ben.
> PS: I hate OS's for upgrading the screen resolution to get more crappy
> dancing toasters. BRING BACK 640x480. I can READ the SCREEN.

Or just make the text bigger... We've had proper font scaling technology 
in common operating systems for about 30 years now.

There is no upper limit to size & more pixels means better fidelity to 
letterforms and therefore better legibility, not worse. Ask a 
typographer anything.


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