ERIC Number: ED175064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Videotex: Words on the TV Screen. Viewdata, Teletext and the Rest.
Howkins, John, Ed.
InterMedia, v7 n3 May 1979
This theme issue focuses on the development of telephone-based videotex systems that use television sets and the telephone with the addition of a simple keyboard to access banks of information available on computers and to receive information in print on the television screen. A series of articles are included on Prestel, a telephone-based videotex service in operation in the United Kingdom; the role of the United Kingdom Post Office as the Prestel carrier; the different ways in which information providers are using the medium; plans for videotex in Canada, France, Japan, and Germany; a chart of the national videotex system; and standardization and regulation of this new media. Possibilities for the future development and uses of videotex systems, also referred to as viewdata, teletext, videotext, and Text-TV, are discussed. (MKM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Inst. of Communications, London (England).