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:
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?
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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Posted by John at 10:51 PM