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I have a question ive not been able to explain, and I still cant find the answer looking through computer history. I want to know how the first letters were programmed into the first computer.
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So when i research computer history they discuss the machines and how they work and when dos was invented, and I learned about how they used lightbulbs for an 8 bit calculator.. but then it just kind of skips my question in the timeline of it all and just say the next generation uses dos!
Well i understand how dos works.. but how to you program what each letter looks like... How did the computer know how to draw a T on the screen. Or a 1 or a 0? How did they saughter a circuit board and somehow get text to appear on a screen in characters we understand.. that blows my mind can anybody help?