Prestel Micronet teletext distributed

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.

Micro Arts History 1984-85 ebook – links for ‘standard’ and ‘deluxe’ fully illustrated edition ($1.99/$7.99)

There’s quite a good Kindle Sample available for you to check out (other formats online soon):

Links for fully illustrated edition (UK co uk) (US Com)

Links for smaller download standard edition, with some images (UK co uk) (US Com)

Or search your local Kindle store for Micro Arts History 1984–85


“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.

References and citations for this article in the Links page.