Hello, Every now and then, there is a discussion about how come so few computer monitors in the earlier generations had a blue display. The green and later on amber monochrome monitors were very common, before the introduction of colour displays. White on black also seems to have been quite common, which leads me to my question: On Wikipedia, as well as the PET FAQ maintained by Larry Andersson, it is said that the first line of PET 2001 had a blue on black display. I always thought that was white on black, but if you bring down the brightness and have less lighting around the computer, it will glow and look light blue. It is said that many reviews and publications back in the day referred to the display as blue on black, and that if you increase the brightness, you get a display so bright that text will look white instead of blue. I seem to recall though that VICE defaults to green, with optional palettes for amber and white, never blue. What does the monitor itself look like, can one based on which phosphorous used determine which hue it is supposed to be? If it just was Wikipedia + hundreds of pages quoting it that had got it wrong, I wouldn't mind but if one of our own FAQ's contain information that could be questioned, it makes me curious. Best regards Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-09-13 18:00:07
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