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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 13  •  3/31/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

April 2, 1981:
* In the worst violence to occur in Lebanon since the 1976 cease fire,
37 people are reported killed during intense fighting in the cities of
Beirut and Zahle.

April 3, 1981:
* The Osborne portable computer is introduced at the 6th West Coast
Computer Faire. This 26 pound, $1745 AC-powered unit has a built-in 5"
screen and a 4 MHz Z80 microprocessor.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Atlantic City.

April 4, 1981:
* Italian police in Milan arrest Mario Moretti, generally considered to
have been the most important member of the Red Brigades terrorist group
still at large.

April 6, 1981:
Dr. James Hillier, former head of RCA Laboratories over the CED VideoDisc
project, receives the 1981 Founders Medal from the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers at the IEEE Convention in New York.
* A Yugoslav Communist Party official confirms reports of intense ethnic
riots in Kosovo, an autonomous region inside Yugoslavia. About
three-quarters of Kosovo's 1.5 million inhabitants are ethnic Albanians
whose leaders are seeking the status of a republic for the region.

Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 20:09:36 -0600
From: potochdj <potochdj>
Subject: Worst Picture - Xanadu???
To: ceds <>

*sob* I like the movie Xanadu.... It's one of my
favorites... It has a great Soundtrack by ELO... *sob*


Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 21:51:14 -0500
From: Darrick Burch <darrick>
Subject: Looking to collect discs/player(s)


I live in west central Indiana and am looking to add to my current CED
collection.  I am looking for discs and players and would like to find
someone within driving distance.  It has been my pesonal experience that
this stuff is HEAVY and the cost of shipping really adds to the cost of
acquiring discs and players.  My hope is that I can find someone within
a two hour drive from my house.

If anyone out there would happen to live in this area and would happen
to be wanting to sell some CED discs and/or players, why not make me an
offer?  E-mail me at and let me know!


Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 04:00:57 -0500
From: "Kenneth A. deGruchy, Jr." <kdegru>
Subject: Looking for a copy of "Hansel & Gretal" 1954

For some time I have been hoping to find The 1954 puppet animated film
"Hansel and Gretal"to share with my children.  Tonight I just found out
by wa of the AMG (All Movie Guide at|||899RCA|Selectavision) that
this title was offered on RCA CED format.  If anyone has this disc or a
VHS copy of this film and would be willing to sell it to me I would be
very greatful.


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