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How To Draw Vectors on a Vector Monitor…In 1967!

Some Vector Generating Techniques for Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Display Systems

The above white paper from Herbert R. Durbeck of NASA, published in 1967, details multiple techniques for drawing vectors on a CRT — using both analog and the very primitive digital techniques of the time.

Anyone who’s read Jed Margolin’s white paper “The Secret Life of Vector Generators,” about the design and implementation of Atari’s DVG (Digital Vector Generator) and AVG (Analog Vector Generator), will very likely find the NASA paper fascinating, as well as very familiar…particularly the appendices.


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