Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An information service in which data is transmitted over television cables or telephone lines and displayed on a television or computer screen in the home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various early information retrieval services, such as viewdata and Teletext systems, that delivered pages of computerized text to users on request.

Etymologies

video + tex(t).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
video text (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The generic system name viewdata became obsolete due to depositing the brand name and was dubbed videotex – the Latin word combination for I see text.

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  • (The generic system name viewdata became obsolete due to depositing the brand name and was dubbed videotex - the Latin word combination for I see text).

    Buziaulane

  • The generic term videotex includes computer communications services such as teletext and viewdata.

    Poynter Online

  • In 1978 videotex was shown at a consumer electronics fair Firato.

    Buziaulane

  • They found out that the videotex technology and mini-computers and PCs were incompatible.

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  • Another interesting fact is to see that operational videotex remained limited to Europe.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • By 1980 a first consumer and SME service based on videotex, Viditel, came online.

    Archive 2008-07-20

  • While in ASCII the rules fill the screen from the top, videotex presents the information as a page.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The impression that hardly any network activities did exist in the early eighties or even before is based on the fact that the ASCII database world did not talk with the videotex world, which was looked at as the Volkswagen of the online world.

    Archive 2008-07-20

  • In order to get a better penetration for videotex, VNU started Ditzitel, a project with videotex technology but with cable transmission instead of telephone.

    Archive 2008-09-01

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