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Mon Feb 15 12:26:28 CST 2010
In article <20100215131333.GA14278 at Update.UU.SE>,
Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at Update.UU.SE> writes:
> I just stumbled upon this video of a computer tablet:
> They show a VAX-11/780 with RP06 and TU70 (I think) and claim its doing
> the graphics. But I'm curious, what terminal and software is used? Does
> anyone have a clue?
Since its 1986, the software is most likely custom.
The terminal *could* be a DEC gigi in which case the graphics are
actually generated and displayed directly by the gigi. If its not a
gigi, its just some VT1xx type terminal. The gigi has a keyboard
layout similar to a VT100, but no dedicated monitor and a deeper
keyboard case, somewhat like an Atari or Commodore PC.
However, the gigi has a single display output[*] that is either in text
mode or in graphics mode, so I don't think this is a gigi in this case.
It is more likely that the VAX has a dumb frame buffer in it with the
video cables running out to this monitor.
You never really see a closeup of the terminal or any explanation of
how the image is being displayed, so its hard to say exactly.
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