“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.”
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Source: Ars Technica
Ars Technica looks back at the technology that has affected users experiences the most over the years, the display. From the old monochrome screens with your choice of black and orange, black and green or black and white, to the new displays capable of 1600×1200 and over 4 billion colours. More than just the pixel count and response rate have changed over the years.