Re: wherefore CGM?

David Perrell (
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 19:41:05 -0800

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From: "David Perrell" <>
To: "Ian Graham" <>, <>
Subject: Re: wherefore CGM?
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 19:41:05 -0800

Ian Graham wrote:
> A recent Scientific American article (an isssue from
> this past summer) described a new LCD display with
> > 200 dpi resolution, in full color, and readable in 
> daylight (I believe it was a passive panel that 
> used reflective light) The researchers projected 600 
> dpi before long. A display with the resolution of 
> printed paper -- now that's an exciting prospect!

Wow. 600ppi at 24 bits/pixel? That's much better than print. That's
enough to dither for true photo quality. Was there any speculation when
we'd get an 17" x 11" display? (Hmm... that's about a 14Gb display
buffer. Not much hope for smooth animation any time soon!)

David Perrell