Re: OT: computer keyboard advertisement mentions Quenya
|Date:||Sunday, March 2, 2008, 3:35|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 5:40 PM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> > One problem with light pens was that they needed light. Back then,
> > most monitors were still monochrome.
> The Apple ][ had a black/greenscreen display, sure. But the
> Commodore and Atari 8-bits had color displays, typically on a TV, with
> default screen colors that didn't include black, and some light even
> when a pixel was changed to black.
Yeah, Apples were the high-end of the home market so there weren't too many users
using televisions as the primary monitor, especially since they didn't come
with RF-modulators as standard equipment. Color monitors were still a bit
expensive back then so green, amber or plain black-and-white were very common.
BTW: I lost all my recent e-mail in the HD crash. Are you still having a meet in
Atlanta this month?