A nifty demo

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Mon Dec 14 10:29:09 1998

> > And beside that - if I use a display with some
> > 3 to 4 megapix on a modern PC, drawing isn't realy
> > faster than on the Star 20 years ago.

> "3 to 4 megapix", you're talking about very modern PCs ... ;-))

I'm talking about things that have been done 20 years
ago on machines with a _microprogramm_ clock of 8 to 12
MHz (and an instruction time of 1 to 2 us). The Viewpoint
Desktop was drawn _very_ smooth and fast. WYSIWYG is not
an Ventura, Apple or what MS invention and 'in place
editing' isn't the new killer app ... (especialy because
the EMS 5800 didn't show some flickering borders like
Powerpoint does on my 400 MHz PII ).

The funny (or better sad) thing is that I, when I started at
the Siemens department where they had the EMS 5800, belived
that this was state of the art for office systems, and my
poor small Apple ][ was just a home system ... Now I know I
was just pure phantasie - a never happend story from an erased
timeline ...


Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Mon Dec 14 1998 - 10:29:09 GMT

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