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Re: Analog and Digital Displays
Posted By: Nyperold, on host
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 14:29:42
In Reply To: Re: Analog and Digital Clocks, Part 2 posted by Howard on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 07:57:08:

> I do, however, remember the first digital I ever saw. It was on top of my aunt's TV back in the sixties. It had an electric drive motor and little black metal leaves with white numbers on them would flip down from the top. A minute later another one would flip down and cover that one and it would be rotated back around to the top. To the right of that was a little wheel with seconds 0 to 60 painted on it, so you could tell when the next minute would drop. It worked great for many years. LCD and LED were still a few years away.
> Howard

Reminds me of old arcade games that have rings with numbers on them. The rings would rotate when the score changed.

We have an answering machine that flashes once for every message stored on it, then pauses a couple of seconds, then does it again. I've seen others that have the number of messages on an LCD display. I don't know what older machines were like.

The times, they are a-changin'.


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