How did I never make this connection!? A computer screen is called a screen because a CRT had a literal metal screen at the front covered in phosphors.
@liaizon that's my favorite local museum! if you ever visit I'll take you.
@darius was still hoping to come in September!
@liaizon Things I also knew but didn't realize.
I was so fascinated by CRTs when I learned how they worked (this was back when they were still common). And all this time I never made the connection either.
a personal instance for liaizon wakest