CRT raster scan monitors had quite a short lifetime.
Perhaps for storage screens, but the humble CRT was (is) around for over 50 years ?
CRTs had been around for a long time but to display computer graphics people used storage tube displays.
Nonsense.....The only "storage tube" terminal I'm familiar with were the Tektronics 40xx graphics terminals, which were early high-res graphics terminals (also vector-based, IIIRC).....
but for CAD/CAM graphics vector based high-res storage tube terminals such as the expensive Tektronics range were used.
Probably one of the reasons things went down the storage tube route
memory was the driver
Even well into the second half of the 1980s, the dual-port RAM for a 24 bit low resolution (512x512 pixel) could occupy three, double height Euro cards.
Can remember playing a simple plan+view tank battle game on a PDP-8 and storage display, using the front panel toggle switches as controls
So just how much CAD/CAM do you think was done on $5k terminals (Hmm. Actually a lot cheaper than I would have thought) connected to multi-million-dollar mainframes (that mainly did batch processing, charged for by the CPU-second) over slow comm links (our Tek-4013 (big on APL in those days!) was on a 2400bps UART link (which was as fast as the mainframe's front-end would go)? Graphics of any kind was quite rare.I'm mostly arguing with the "went down the route" idea. Storage tube displays clearly existed, but they were a TINY NICHE in the display market, and never had anything to do with the whole "personal computer" or "personal workstation" revolution.You found ONE vendor of Storage tubes. How many vendors for CRT raster displays?....
"Vector" is not the same as "storage." Storage displays tended to suck for games, since they couldn't erase except a slow "whole page" erase. (Still, there was a storage display sold by DEC that attached to a PDP/8 (and through the 8, to other systems.)
Originally, although raster scan CRTs existed, computer graphics went down the storage tube route.