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Re: lynx-dev screen widths

From: mattack
Subject: Re: lynx-dev screen widths
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:37:54 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Philip Webb wrote:
>the reason for making CRT terminals 80-col seems most likely to have been
>that on a 12" screen it gives characters roughly paper-printing size;
>some very early personal computers had 40-col displays,
>probably due to their very small memories or processors.

I think it's because the video hardware required is more complicated.  Also
it's harder to display clear 80 column text on a TV.

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