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!
See the full-size image.
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
This graph was created automatically with Steve Grubb's Ploticus
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