Sandy Ressler's Animation
From: Sandy Ressler Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:34:17 -0500 To: Warren Toomey Subject: Re: Life with Unix Hey Warren was looking though some of the videos you point to on the UNIX wiki...amusing story for ya...in the video's from Bell Labs "UNIX: Making Computer Easier ..." and "AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System" there are some funky computer graphics show a set of 3 cubes one inside the other for the Kernel, Shell, Utilities...I did that animation! I was working at Bell Labs from about 1980-82 doing graphics and was asked if I could come up with something...the more amusing part is at the end of the video are these strange dancing figures...which I am amazed are in the video...my job was to come up with cool demos of this very unique piece of hardware called the "Animation Processor" which did real time animations...all those animation were just video taped in real time before the company Silicon Graphics existed! The animation processor was specialized hardware on a PDP 11/23 (I think) can't remember what version of it was running Unix running and I used some custom language created by the folks I worked for to do the demos...was my first job out of school!
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