PDP-1 (was Re: Christie's auction)

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Wed Feb 16 13:31:31 2005

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Eric Smith wrote:

> It's only a point-plot display, unfortunately. No vectors, and
> you can only display a fairly limited number of points before
> noticable flicker sets in. Points take nominally 50 us each to
> plot, so if you want 20 Hz refresh, you only get 1000 points to
> work with, which isn't enough for very many software-generated
> vectors.

What, no graphics accellerator?! Oh wait, that's you :-)

Congrats on the PDP1 bring up! Nothing like a fundamental
understanding to make you appreciate stuff!
Received on Wed Feb 16 2005 - 13:31:31 GMT

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