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Power of Graphics
Presented at Videotex International October,
1985 (Amsterdam)
It was 1985. Graphics on a low-cost person...
Power of Graphics (1985)
Power of Graphics (1985)
Power of Graphics (1985)
Power of Graphics (1985)
Power of Graphics (1985)
Power of Graphics (1985)
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Power of Graphics (1985)

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Presented at Videotex International October, 1985 (Amsterdam)

"Why put a geeky acronym like NAPLPS into the title of this talk?" Consider the venue.

It was 1985. Graphics on a low-cost personal computer was still new - a cutting edge concept - but expensive, non-standard, and difficult to deliver over the networks of that time - most of them still operating at less than 9600 Baud ( i.e. really, really slow).

And this talk was presented in Europe. There were already 3 major competing national browser standards in the marketplace: Prestel (Britain), Teletel (France) and Bildschirmtext (Germany). Though technically superior in many ways, the US/Canada NAPLPS standard was considered an unwelcome interloper.

My agenda here was to demonstrate the advantages and look to the future.

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http://www.jcvtcs.com/-papers-tcs/power-of-naplps.html


BACKGROUND:

What Was Videotex?
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-what-is-videotex.html

Browsing History
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-browser-history.html

Visual Delight
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-naplps-graphics.html

TCS is Born
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-tcs-inc.html

Before the Web
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/index-videotex.html
This is the Portfolio of my work as a usability designer in the emerging interactive arena from 1981-87.

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Power of Graphics (1985)

  1. 1. Power of Graphics Presented at Videotex International October, 1985 (Amsterdam) It was 1985. Graphics on a low-cost personal computer was still new - a cutting edge concept - but expensive, non-standard, and difficult to deliver over the networks of that time - most of them still operating at less than 9600 Baud ( i.e. really, really slow). And this talk was presented in Europe. There were already several major competing national browser standards in the marketplace.Though technically superior in many ways, the US/Canada NAPLPS standard was considered an unwelcome interloper. My agenda here was to demystify, demonstrate the advantages and look to the future. http://www.jcvtcs.com/-papers-tcs/power-of-naplps.html Note: Produced on a dot matrix printer. Classic. Before We Called It the Web The early 80's saw the "first wave" of investment in consumer-oriented interactive online digital services, known at the time as "Videotex". Videotex was Graphical, Consumer-oriented, and Easy-to-use. Videotex was the Web It was still very early days: The PC had barely been invented, the mouse was non-existant, standards were haphazard, graphics were crude and communications bandwidth was laughable. Still, we got it to happen. Ultimately though, Videotex was an idea whose time hadn't quite come just yet. But it was a visionary model of things to come.

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