'PostScript' prints anything: a case history

@article{Perry1988PostScriptPA,
  title={'PostScript' prints anything: a case history},
  author={T. S. Perry},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
  year={1988},
  volume={25},
  pages={42-46}
}
  • T. S. Perry
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Spectrum
The development history of the page description language PostScript is presented. Several key problems in the development are described: laser printer, a harbor simulation that drove the language-to-be toward its object orientation, font algorithm creation, and image reduction and analysis. Key technical developments that aided the establishment of PostScript are also mentioned; these include the Apple Macintosh microcomputer and its need for bit-mapped graphics printing, cheap laser printers… 
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