Ivan Sutherland's sketchpad

The predecessor of Google SketchUp :)
Made by computer scientist Ivan Sutherland.

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+4 1. Humes commented 12 years ago

Mad paint skills! :o
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+6 2. moskwiz commented 12 years ago

For 1962 this is rly spectacular :)
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-7 3. clansman commented 12 years ago

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+7 4. LightAng3l commented 12 years ago

#3 ...stupid?...you try making one

calling something you can't do stupid..makes you look even more stupid
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+7 5. dave9191 commented 12 years ago

wow, just wow. That kind of tech all the way back then is just amazing.
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+4 6. xzft commented 12 years ago

#3 you are the "Real Stupid" Here!! =_=
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+3 7. Darnko commented 12 years ago

#5 Ditto...
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+6 8. ukbrain commented 12 years ago

Without that you would still be typing 1011000111110001111000
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+5 9. ringmaster commented 12 years ago

I don't understand what that tech has done in 30 years. Nice! :)
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+4 10. xbeakerx commented 12 years ago

very awesome video. thank you uploader!
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+5 11. nooitaf (admin) commented 12 years ago

yeah .. thanks for that footage.. funny to see that the basic stuff didnt change for 40 years ;)
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+4 12. Chumney_Warner commented 12 years ago

Ah but it doesnt tell that to run that little screen u need a warehouse the size of football pitch and a small coal fired power station.
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+4 13. NMY commented 12 years ago

#12 You are right. 8-)
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-2 14. lacroupade commented 12 years ago

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+3 15. MsZoomy commented 12 years ago

#12 LOL
I didn't think they had the capabilities back then, pretty amazing, and actually educational. imagine that!
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+2 16. LegendarySaint commented 12 years ago

Nice to see computers are still as glitchy as they ever were. No matter how powerful a computer seems to get theres always some a**hole at microsoft who will figure out how to make it slow, and then make you pay for it. They could solve the hand/blood thing by placing the drawing screen horizontally. But I guess thats too simple, even today.
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-2 17. Zoooidberg commented 12 years ago

Even though it’s amazing, what’s the purpose...?
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+2 18. spargy commented 12 years ago

Pretty cool for back then. Less like SketchUp and more like the predecessor of Inventor, Pro/E, Solidworks, etc. (REAL 3D software)
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+1 19. spargy commented 12 years ago

Pretty cool for back then. Less like SketchUp and more like the predecessor of Inventor, Pro/E, Solidworks, etc. (REAL 3D software)
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+2 20. unknownuser commented 12 years ago

I wonder if you could use that sketchpad to watch porn. ;)
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+2 21. Janosz commented 12 years ago

hah no one realized what is this about..
you know at that time around 30y ago there were these kind of stuff but noone could use it only some people(like researchers and phisicians and stuff__this was far high tech at that time)..
wich mans(what im tryin to say here) that nowadays dont think that ipodtouch and 24"tft monitors and stuff is so high tech..
i think we already have those electronical devices which i gonna buy 20years from now..gotit? its just cant be sold now(and theyr used for more important issues__like the atomic accelerator under switzerland)