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  • n. Alternative form of videotex.


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  • A lot of it absolutely true -- I thought I was in the "videotext" industry when I started out in tech in the early 80s, so much so that I named my company Living Videotext.

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  • Fidler, who also was part of an early videotext experiment in the '80s called Viewtron, said that the newspaper business was on the verge of a major revolution, what he called a "Media-morphosis."

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  • In 1980 Viditel, the first Dutch public online service based on videotext and run by the PTT, the state mail and telephone company, was opened.

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  • But what surprised me was the fact that videotext was also a political item.

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  • From that point onwards I go chapter by chapter through the developments of various technologies the Netherlands has been through from ASCII to teletext and videotext, e-mail and BBS to CD media.


  • About ASCII database the politicians had never worried, but when the then state telecom company PTT wanted to introduce videotext, two advisory groups were instituted.


  • It is interesting to look back at the introduction of videotext.


  • Reporter Steve Newman informs us that "of the estimated two to three thousand home computer owners in the Bay Area, the Chronicle reports over 500 have responded" to advertisements for the videotext service -- print advertisements, that is.

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  • The French felt threatened by the British Prestel system, which the French feared would become the world standard for videotext.

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  • The Minitel experience is all the more noteworthy because other attempts to introduce videotext services, in the United States and elsewhere, have been unsuccessful.

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