earliest graphics display system in your collection?
John A. Dundas III
dundas at caltech.edu
Wed Apr 19 11:29:32 CDT 2006
At 8:45 AM -0700 4/19/06, Doug Salot wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, Richard wrote:
>> My timeline goes like this, based on year introduced:
>> 196?: Evans & Sutherland PS-300 terminal
>The PS-300 was introduced in 1979, I believe. Definitely not the 1960's.
I can confirm that we (JPL Computer Graphics Lab) used a PS-2 in mid
'70s to mid '80s time frame. Doug's recollection feels about right
to me, though I don't have documentation to support it.
Just for fun, here's a link to a scan of a proof picture of our lab
at the time. From left to right: Sylvie Rueff, Jim Blinn (yes, that
one) Jeff Goldsmith, me (much younger then). Behind Sylvie is our
slide and Polaroid printer, Jim is pointing at the frame buffer
(probably a Ramtek or similar) display, a Teleray T1051 terminal can
be seen behind him, as well as the keyboard and knobs and switches
for the PS-2, the PS-2 and it's monitor are behind the glass in the
machine room behind us.
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