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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Morris)
Subject: Re: Digital divide by ten, 1949 style
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 13:14:10 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: The MITRE Organization
References: <3D84D4B3.50B511EF@webaccess.net> <3D850A3C.31381AD5@webaccess.net> <3D852DB5.2AEB8909@webaccess.net> <email@example.com> <3D8832B6.8DF497BB@ev1.net> I just did a http://images.google.com/ search for "testpattern" and
>turned up a bunch of neat images, but you probably want
>which even has the RCA copyright at the bottom.
Thanks; that's much closer to what I was looking for. The copy at
historybites.com needs a bit of stretching (the aspect ratio is off)
but when resized to fit a 1024x768 display the resolution is much
better than the LOGO.SYS file previously noted in a posting. The
wedges remain open all the way to the center.
(Note to self: suppress the not-enjoyable memories of trying to get
the $%^&* 1950-vintage Dumont field cameras (pressed into duty as
studio cameras) to deliver acceptable resolution in the mid-1960s.)
The only problem is that the gray scale has been munged; the Indian
head and the chip blocks show this. When I have time I'll have to
play with it in Photoshop to see if it can be repaired.
Thanks again for the pointer.
BTW, and admittedly somewhat OT for both newsgroups: when, and why,
was the Indian head introduced as a component of the de-facto standard
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