[rescue] Any interest in an ImageWriter I?
francini at mac.com
Sun Apr 8 23:14:46 CDT 2007
At one point I had an HP 7475A 6-color pen plotter. Wrote some
software in FORTRAN using GKS to do homebrew pie-chart and bar-chart
plotting. At first it took forever, because my algorithm for drawing
was based on what you could do on a CRT, so the thing was forever
switching pens. Ended up having it 'sort' all the colors together,
so that it did everything it needed to in a given color before moving
on to the next.
This was in the mid-80s, on a MicroVAX I.
Plotters are fun to watch, though. Especially bigger ones.
At 3:46 +0000 4/9/07, wa2egp at att.net wrote:
>-------------- Original message ----------------------
>From: Kevin <kevin at pipeline.com>
>> Just curious to see if any are still out there in workable condition. That
>> was the one thing i truly coveted in the mid 80s.
>I have one that I got from somewhere with a buttload of pens. I also got an
>ATT&T one (?) which also works quite nicely. There's something about a
>plotter that impresses me more than a printer. They're also fun to watch.
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John Francini, francini at mac.com
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