[rescue] Vector Plotters

Jim Hickstein jxh at jxh.com
Mon Oct 5 17:17:22 CDT 2015

On 2015/10/05 14:07, Romain Dolbeau wrote:
> 2015-10-05 19:21 GMT+02:00 Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com>:
>>     Vector CRTs, however do exist and typically, but not always,
>> make use of storage-tubes for the display.  These are capable of
>> producing perfectly true curves, but are long obsolete.
> Not always, since the one consumer-oriented product, the Vectrex,
> didn't. I still own mine, and it's an awesome machine :-)
> Computer-wise, the Tektronix 4010 & 4050 families were indeed storage
> tube. How many people remember xterm includes 4014 emulation?
> How many people still use xterm rather than an alternative, for that
> matter :-)

I do.  On a Mac.  Often 9 or 16 at a time.

Also, the CDC 6612, console of the 6600 and Cyber-70 and -170 machines, 
were vector-drawn but not storage tubes.

> Darn, now I feel old :-(

I used to have a Vectrex, but finally sold it to someone who would 
appreciate it more.

> 2015-10-05 20:34 GMT+02:00 Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org>:
>> This is obviously some strange new meaning of "obsolete" I've not run
>> into before - or are you aware of some other display technology that is
>> capable of such results?
> Computer-wise, they are obsolete. Are vector display still in use
> for anything other than oscilloscopes? (if that ?)
> Cordially,

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