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The Machine Room is Back!
This is the recovered Machine Room from 2005. Please don't expect wonders. The look and feel of this site is nine years old, and so is its code. Some of the functionality has been recovered while the rest of the site is modernised and restructured. Watch this space!
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Surprise, surprise: the average text resolution has more or less remained a constant 80x25 (2000 characters). The maximum text resolution has increased very slightly. The minimum resolution is an interesting case. With the advent of the microcomputer for home use, text resolutions had to drop to make the hardware cheaper and allow the computer to connect to television sets. This trend ended very abruptly in the mid Eighties, when more and more computers started coming with high resolution monitors. Since text resolution is a two-dimensional quantity, this chart shows screen area in characters (number of columns multiplied by number of rows).

This graph was created automatically with Steve Grubb's Ploticus package.

These graphs are provided freely for your own use, on the condition that you provide due credit, and that you do not remove or alter the copyright notices in the image files. Copyright © 2017 Alexios Chouchoulas. This is free content. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.