Blit, was: Re: [TUHS] re: Can someone advise me regarding a gui for UNIX

emanuel stiebler emu at
Tue Oct 22 05:01:27 AEST 2002

Is there still enough information available (schematics, manuals, ...)
so an emulator could be written for it ?


Dennis Ritchie wrote:
> Norman Wilson recalled
>  >  22. Pike, R. "The Blit: A Multiplexed Graphics Terminal". _AT&T Bell
>  >  Laboratories Technical Journal 63_, 8 (Oct. 1984).
>  > Rob described an earlier version of the Blit work in a USENIX talk
>  > at USENIX in January 1982 (Santa Monica CA).  So far as I know it
>  > was just a talk, no paper, though he showed a canned demo on video
>  > tape.
> By coincidence, one of the two videos made about early Blit
> work is newly available in .mpg format: look near the
> bottom of Rob Pike's page under Movies:
> This was just now done by Gerard Holzmann.

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