[-empyre-] screens

Adam Parker aparker at qantmcollege.edu.au
Sat Jul 7 10:15:18 EST 2012

Frame buffer invented by Richard Shoup, working on Alan Kay's Xerox PARC Alto project, in 1972.

First recorded bitmap picture = Shoup, excited, holding a small placard reading "it works".

E&S commercialized the device.


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On 07/07/2012, at 3:18, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:

> On 07/06/2012 02:16 PM, Simon Biggs wrote:
>> With the death of Flash it's not just the vector based screen on its way
>> out (that's been on the way out ever since Evans and Sutherland invented
>> the framestore at the start of the 1970's) but also vector based
>> graphics (or at least one commercial application).
> Flash isn't needed for vector graphics on the web, though. Even if we don't use SVG, the html5 canvas tag supports all the usual vector graphics operations, and there are JavaScript libraries to support this:
> http://raphaeljs.com/
> http://d3js.org/
> http://calebevans.me/projects/jcanvas/index.php
> - Rob.
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