Issue No.03 - July-September (2006 vol.28)
Christopher H. Sterling , George Washington University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.54
Digital teletext/videotex services enjoyed a decades-long heyday in Europe, and only recently have largely given way to the far more capable Internet. But neither service succeeded in the US. This article assesses multiple reasons behind the American failure to adopt this technology, some of which apply to today's digital services.
Ceefax, FCC, policy, Minitel, standards, Telidon, Teletext, Videotex
Christopher H. Sterling, "Pioneering Risk: Lessons from the US Teletext/Videotex Failure", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 3, pp. 41-47, July-September 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.54