if you hadn't already known this about the PDP-8

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Fri Dec 14 06:47:44 2001

> But I ask the question is bigger always better? I am the guy who still
> uses 640x480 cause this way he can read the screen and the menus at
> the same time. I suspect the wheel of computer design will turn again
> towards 'smaller' CISC (pdp8-style?) machines as the interconnect
> in chips between modules is becoming larger compared to the the gate
> speeds.

I never understand this- why not kick it up to 1027x768 and use the
Windows Appearance controls to make the menus and screen fonts larger?

That way graphics look nice and text is still readable and things
you have to click on (buttons can be made bigger too) are bigger

It's the best of both worlds, instead of being limited to one...

Received on Fri Dec 14 2001 - 06:47:44 GMT

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