Re: computer video (was Re: Free IBM AT)

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 22:46:41 -0500

Of course not, neither Mac, nor Lisa could display 80x25x16 or 40x25x16 color text mode which the video makes it hard to distinguish between. It's nice that someone bothered to write the assembly code to do that, but, meh. Truth be told, that's either a 2K or 4K display. Compare that to digital camera displays whose real estate is measured in megapixels, and it's not all that impressive. It's about the size of two icons, if that. :-)

Then again, neither could the IBM PC's CGA display do 720x384 (half of a printed page) black and white that looked as good. Most you could get from a CGA card is 640x200x2.

Chris M wrote:

>let's see if I'm allowed to post to Lisa list today. I
>don't know about all that. Could an early Mac do this:

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