earliest graphics display system in your collection?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Apr 19 16:25:50 CDT 2006
> OK, what's the earliest graphics display system held by any of you
> "graphics display system" is anything that creates a graphics image
> with a display: calligraphic, storage tube, plasma, raster, etc.
> Block character graphics don't count (or I would include my Commodore
> CBM 8032 and all the stupid terminals :).
> My timeline goes like this, based on year introduced:
> 196?: Evans & Sutherland PS-300 terminal
Are you sure it's as early as that? I thought it had ICs in it that would
date it to the early 70's. My PS/390 is, of course, a lot later.
> 197?: Tektronix 4010 terminal
> 1974: Tektronix 4014 terminal
> 1977: Hewlett-Packard 2648A terminal
> Hewlett-Packard 1350A graphics translator
> 1979: Atari 800 microcomputer
> 1981: IBM PC CGA microcomputer
> 1983: Televideo TS-803 microcomputer
> 1984: Megatek Whizzard 1645 terminal
> Diser Eve workstation
> 1984?: Tektronix 4105 terminal
> 1985: Sun 3/110 workstation
> 1986: Hewlett-Packard 2397A terminal
> 1988: NCD 14p X terminal
> 1989: Evans & Sutherland ESV workstation
> 1991: Evans & Sutherland Freedom accelerator
> 1993: SGI Indigo^2 workstation
> ? - I don't know for certain, can you fill in the year?
I am not sure of the years for a lot of my machines, but here are a few
ones you don't have ....
PERQ 1 workstation
PERQ 2T1 workstation
PERQ 2T4 (not a typo) workstation
PERQ AGW3300 workstation
AMT DAP 610 (I think, anyway, it's got a video output :-)
I2S Model 70/E image processor/display
I2S Model 70/F4 image processor/display
I2S Model 75 image processor/display
PPL video winchester disk + unibus interface
Grinnell framestore for PDP11
Vectrex video game system (am I allowed to include that?)
DEC GT40 vector terminal
BBC Micro (:-)), ACW
Do you include the 'waveform display' DEC terminals that could display
only 2 points in each vertical column (and were thus designed for
displaying mathematical funcitons or waveforms)? I have a VT55 and VT105
You know, for all I have all those graphics systems, I still only have an
MDA text display on this PC...
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