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jschell4-Jan-24 3:57
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k50543-Jan-24 6:21
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PIEBALDconsult3-Jan-24 6:36
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obeobe4-Jan-24 1:27
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bryanren4-Jan-24 3:20
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jschell4-Jan-24 4:03
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jschell4-Jan-24 3:58
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trønderen3-Jan-24 6:29
trønderen3-Jan-24 6:29 
My first job was in an age where graphic terminals were just starting to appear. My employer were designing a screen management library, primarily oriented towards screens with a resolution of 80 by 25 characters. Yet, we wanted the library to be prepared for the graphics of the future.

We had a brainstorming to provide input to the requirements spec, coming up with a proposal where the screen could be filled by a sphere. On this globe, you could allocate several virtual screens, as a sector of a given number of degrees from pole to pole. Each virtual screen (i.e. sector) could scroll independently of the others, and you could spin the globe to bring a specific screen towards you. We never agreed which would be the better default: Either, to clip the contents to the 'longitude' edges of the virtual screen (so that you would have to scroll a line to the middle to see its full length), or to scale down towards the poles (so that you would have to scroll to see a line in maximum size).

For some reason, this solution has never been realized (to my knowledge). I am quite sure that it would be possible with Linux and this screen driver. There must be someone who thinks that this is a great idea.

(In case you wonder: We were not dead serious about it - it was in the same class as 'esoteric' programming languages such as brainfuck or whitespace.)

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kmoorevs3-Jan-24 6:33
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trønderen3-Jan-24 7:12
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MarkTJohnson3-Jan-24 7:21
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trønderen3-Jan-24 7:31
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trønderen3-Jan-24 8:34
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jschell4-Jan-24 4:06
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honey the codewitch3-Jan-24 7:51
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trønderen3-Jan-24 8:14
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BernardIE53173-Jan-24 8:53
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bryanren4-Jan-24 3:27
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honey the codewitch4-Jan-24 6:29
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BernardIE53173-Jan-24 8:10
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trønderen3-Jan-24 8:33
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