From Abacus to Abekas, and more.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

There’s a fine Timeline of CGI available at an OSU site, part of Wayne Carlson’s teaching materials. he’s the Chair of the Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design at Ohio State, and a one-time VP of Cranston-Csuri, the groundbreaking computer graphics and imaging firm based in my home town.

One of the pioneering firms in developing computer paint systems was (and maybe is) Quantel, based in the UK. They almost legally squished the migration of paint programs to personal computers to protect their multi-hundred-thousand dollar boxes that they sold to the big boys. With all my admiration for Quantel’s technical innovation, I’m glad that lawsuit failed.