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CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 36  •  9/5/1998


Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 08:33:21 -0700
From: Neil 
To: *CED Digest <>
Subject: Videodisc History Part 30

Back from summer vacation...for one last, brief
look at history.

>From the September 1984 Popular Science column
"Look and Listen" by William J. Hawkins -

Thousands of exhibits were shown at the recent
Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.  Here are some
of the show's highlights:
  Pioneer introduced eight-inch videodiscs.  They
contain up to five "music videos" that can be played
on a home LaserVision player or on the company's new
$7,000 commercial video jukebox.
  An interactive videodisc system from RDI (2261
Cosmos Ct., Carlsbad, Calif. 92008) uses speech
recognition.  Speak into a microphone, and you control
the movements of cartoon characters in a visual adven-
ture game.  The $1,300 system attaches to any laser
videodisc player.

And with that, my subscription to Popular Science ran
out or there was no further mention of videodiscs.

I've enjoyed sharing these tidbits with you.  Hope you
enjoyed them as much as I.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Neil -


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