Phase two – a different distribution – 1985
Micro Arts was invited to be on a large section of Prestel teletext at Micronet 800 (at location 8008). Teletext is also known as viewdata if interactive. This was technically a success but since the world of Prestel was even more obscure than computer art to the typical art connoisseur, it took a bit of the forward momentum out of the project.
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“There is no future for online services aimed at domestic computer users”
Michael Collins, the department head of Prestel/Telecom Gold Business Services, stated in a meeting with Paul Needs. [February 1990 – Paul Needs]
“Micronet is to communication in the 80s what the [Gutenberg] Bible was to the Middle Ages”
David Babsky, Micronet Editor, 1984.
Micro Arts on Prestel/Micronet was set up with Simon Holland, who was a contributor and also helped out with the second edition of the magazine (which never came out).
MA4 Cow Boils Head text story generator was only distributed on this telesoftware format.
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