“On the Organization of a Remote Low Cost Intelligent Graphics Terminal” by Dill and Thomas

  • ©John C. Dill and James J. Thomas




    On the Organization of a Remote Low Cost Intelligent Graphics Terminal

Session/Category Title: Software for Satellite Graphics




    This paper describes the organization of software for an intelligent graphics terminal. The motivations for undertaking this work were twofold. First, current computer-aided design work at General Motors is making increasingly heavy use of IBM 2250/III graphics terminals which are expensive and generally must be connected by channel to the host. There has also been an increasing demand for remote graphics terminals. Thus our primary goal was development of a (relatively) low cost terminal and one which could be remoted. A second goal was development of a base for further work in the general area of remote processing (e.g. the division of labor problem) for graphics.


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