Halsted Press, John Wiley & Sons NY 1979, 186 pages, index, appendix, illustrations.
Condition: Very Good hardcover in Very Good black, green and white glossy dustjacket; light shelfwear. Binding is tight and secure, pages clean, unmarked.
Keywords: viewdata revolution, viewdata, prestel, early BBS, computers in the 1980s, 1980s videotext, Prestel viewdata, british information retrieval service, early online services, history of computer bulletin boards
Item DescriptionContents includes -- Information Retrieval; Electronic Mail; Electronic Funds transfer; Education; Viewdata as calculator; Viewdata games; The electronic diary; Viewdata Systems; the future - section one; the Future - section two; conclusion; and now, Videotex
'Viewdata will bring the computer into the living room... it coincides with the launch by the British Post Office of the public Viewdata service with information provided by companies and national agencies, consumer bodies and public service groups... ' 'a type of information retrieval service in which a subscriber can access a remote database via a common carrier channel, request data and receive requested data on a video display over a separate channel. ' (from online source, wikipedia).