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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...r-displays.ars

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Current computer graphics are fairly well known and understood. But how did we get here? The evolution of computer graphics is intertwined with textual display, and it is difficult to consider the two separately.

An old saying has it that a picture is worth a thousand words. The exact quantification of the value of imagery versus text appears to vary somewhat with subject matter, and is probably better left to psychologists and social scientists. But there is little question of the kernel of truth in the saying, and it has been a driver of computer architecture for many years.

Computer graphics are taken for granted today. But it has been a long and painful struggle, with hardware rarely keeping up with the demand for better images. In English, there are a relatively small number of characters which comprise text. The same is not true of images: graphics are computationally intensive. They always seem to take as much speed and memory as there are available. But the demand was high enough that early computer graphics could be fairly crude and still be in demand.
I waxed some major nostalgia reading this.
I need to go break out my old CRT and give it a hug
post #2 of 16
Indeed, screens have come a long way, might bust out my old CRT and use it for a week.

Join in if you agree.
Edited by Jibatsu - 1/24/11 at 11:57am
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I miss my Commodore Amiga too.. I dont have one to break out anymore..

NATAMI will one day change that tho!
http://www.natami.net/

From a time when computing prowess was measured in PROGRAMMING the most into 50/60 FPS
not how many FPS your hardware makes a program run LOL!
Edited by BugBash - 1/24/11 at 12:13pm
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I wasn't there for the hardware, but I programmed in QBASIC in high school, so I know some of what I missed. And one day I'll be there... reminiscin'...

EDIT: Post #900 + N, where N is the number of posts of mine that have been deleted.
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I might have to whip out a crt as well...Idk its hard to explain but sometimes I feel weird using a flatscreen after using one for so long...

lol mon the 24-30 in jan is now the unofficial CRT week in my book
: D
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im still using a flat screen crt, and i love it.
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Originally Posted by Jibatsu View Post
Indeed, screens have come a long way, might bust out my old CRT and use it for a week.

Join in if you agree.
No thanks...
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So cool!
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My CRT don't collect dust, it collects love.
The Evolution of computer displays and the DE-Evolution in terms of resolution since TFT arrived.
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Ya had a frend use a CRT the other day cause he forgot his monitor and it was amazing how crappy it was lol.
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