Issue No. 03 - Fall (1994 vol. 16)
<p>This article traces the history of the development of computer graphics technology at the General Motors Research Laboratories during the period from 1958 to 1967. A concept demonstration was formulated in the late 1950s to show the feasibility of applying computer technology to the problem of vehicle body design. The narration then traces the history of a joint project between GM and IBM for development of new and unique computer graphics hardware. The salient features of the Design Augmented by Computer (DAC-1) system are summarized in terms of nine separate technologies that were brought together for the first time to form a complete computer-based design environment.</p>
F. N. Krull, "The Origin of Computer Graphics within General Motors," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 16, no. , pp. 40-56, 1994.