(The Japanese) saw plasma as an answer to the problem of displaying their Kanji script, something the Western alphanumeric computer displays of the early 1960s could not do. So plasma panels became widely used in Japan for cash registers, meters, and public signs.Go read the article. It's quite good. It makes you wonder what breakthrough we're losing out on next. My guess is batteries.
Friday, January 8, 2010
The History of Plasma Display Panels
An interesting history of the plasma display. Like so many things, invented in the US. And like so many things invented in the US, it was commercialized and mass-produced by companies in other countries. In the case of plasma displays, there was a good reason:
Posted by Lou Minatti at 10:39 PM