Another ~1960 computer kit - Philips?

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Mon Dec 21 17:27:09 1998

On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Tony Duell wrote:

> > IIRC, a big vector display in a black rounded cab, a dorm-fridge-sized 68K
> Vector? The PS-390 is certainly a raster display system, although with
> hardware support for vector-type operations, and some kind of custom chip
> to remove stairsteps from the displayed lines (the Shadowfax chip, I
> think they called it).

AFAIK, the PS-300 was only capable of drawing vectors. If there was a
facility to draw bit maps, I never used it, and it seems silly to make an
anti-aliasing raster display system that could only do vectors.

I also occassionly used an earlier PS-2 that belonged to a guy named
Livingston who did a somewhat famous film about brains using his (vector
graphics) PS.

I think the PS-300 came out just as Silicon Graphics got into the game,
and that pretty much marked the end of vector-only displays.

-- Doug
Received on Mon Dec 21 1998 - 17:27:09 GMT

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