Here are some of my favorite Ideas. They’re on my website.
The early days of interactive online were a battle among not only competing businesses, but competing technology platforms. TCS was one of the few companies that actually implemented interactive sitesacross the dominant presentation standards – and on an international scale. The the technical and marketing implications were significant.
Presented at Videotex 83 conference (Before we Called it the Web). I spoke as a designer and implementer of some of the earliest interactive online “websites”.
This was the upshot of my work with the Applications Level User Interface Committee of the Videotex Industry Association. Our aim was to “make it work”.
I was also a member of the IP / SO (Information Provider / Service Operator) Committee of the Videotex Industry Association. We represented the “content implementation” roles.
Presented at Videotex ’84 conference (Before we Called it the Web). The existing descriptors are Transactional, Publishing and Visual Design. The new metaphor is “Interactive Architecture”. The new model is the Information Community.
I was a member of the Applications level User Interface Committee (ALUIC) of the Videotex Industry Association. We were charged with coming up with some usage and behavioral standards for an industry that was not yet a real market. Here is my contribution to our report.
Presented at the Videotex 85 conference (Before we Called it the Web). Our focus in this paper was to integrate interactive online “websites” with higher resolution media, like videodiscs and videotape.
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).
Presented at Electronic Imaging ’85. My favorite graphics protocol in these early days was NAPLPS, which – despite the limitations of the technology of the moment – offered tremendous potential as a “common ground” standard.
Presented at Videotex 85. More arguments for a common, extensible, flexible presentation platform … particularly for interactive media.
University (Graduate Papers)
The Reading (PA) 2-way “interactive” television project for the elderly was a research model and reference point for the ITP during the early days.
A Speculative History. Actually kinda prescient, tho premature. It earned a “Felix the Cat” from course instructor Gary Schober. One of my proudest moments.
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