from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax, a graphics language for use with videotex services.
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I recall the furor back in the days of the NAPLPS-based Prodigy online system when some users poking around in a cache file discovered snippets of personal information.
Google videotex and you’ll see these same dinos thought * they* would be our online gatekeepers with stuff like NAPLPS.