Definitions

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

  • n. An interactive videotex system in which information can be retrieved or transmitted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An information retrieval service of the 1970s and 1980s permitting subscribers to access a remote database and receive requested data on a video display.

Etymologies

view +‎ data (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.

    Archive 2008-08-27

  • (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

  • In 1970 he combined the Teledata system with the Telephone system and developed the viewdata concept, an online system via the plain old Telephone system with the television as information delivery system.

    Archive 2008-08-27

  • In addition, all UK companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange and many others of any size who are not, have a report and analysis available from ICC (InterCompany Comparisons) who can be accessed via on -- line dial -- up, through a viewdata interface and also by Datastream customers.

    At King Lyndon's Court

  • While the BT staff were busy with other visitors to their stand, I picked out for myself a relatively neglected viewdata set.

    At King Lyndon's Court

  • Viewdata works on a screen 40 characters by 24 rows, and as some popular home micros have 'native' displays smaller than that, some considerable fiddling is necessary to get them to handle viewdata at all.

    At King Lyndon's Court

  • This is a nuisance in Europe, where 75/1200 is in common use both for viewdata systems and for some on-line services.

    At King Lyndon's Court

  • In fact, you don't even need a micro; my first hack was with a perfectly ordinary viewdata terminal.

    At King Lyndon's Court

  • Viewdata emulation - This gives you the full, or almost full, graphics and text characters of UK-standard viewdata.

    At King Lyndon's Court

  • Two spectacular hacks of recent years have captured the public imagination: the first, the Great Prince Philip Prestel Hack, is described in detail in chapter 8, which deals with viewdata.

    At King Lyndon's Court

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