CDC 6600 - Why so awesome?

Jon Elson elson at
Thu Jun 23 23:25:58 CDT 2016

On 06/23/2016 10:28 PM, James Vess wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I was looking and found that the Tektronix 4010 is a calligraphic display,
> for which I found a video!
> Let me know if it bares a resemblance to the display on the 6600
It wasn't normally used in that manner, except for 
graphing.  It had a 5 x 7 dot matrix generator and would 
display essentially a similar way to a glass TTY terminal.  
But, if you had graphs, 3D drawings or fancy lettering, you 
could draw it stroke by stroke.  That was a lot slower, of 


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