Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Question for the Woz on the choice of 2513 char gen....




On Oct 30, 2012, at 2:54 PM, John Calande  wrote:
Hi Woz,

I'm guessing the 2513 was a widely used character generator back in the day.  Was there any reason you chose this generator, or were other options available that you considered?

Best,

John

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I think it was the main or only character generator at the time…or maybe it's just the one I came across…or maybe it's the one I'd used before…or maybe it was in our lab at HP…no real reason.

I was surprised to find out that using a character generator to put characters on a raster scanned TV was patented by RCA. I figured that using a chip you bought avoided patents like that.
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