Videotex vs Alphaphotographics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between videotex and alphaphotographics

is that videotex is teletext while alphaphotographics is a display made up of text characters combined with high-resolution photographic images (proposed as a future form of videotex).

videotex

Alternative forms

* videotext

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any of various early information retrieval services, such as viewdata and Teletext systems, that delivered pages of computerized text to users on request.
  • * 1980 , IEEE Computer Society, Computer?
  • A variety of extensions of this basic videotex terminal can be foreseen.
  • * 1984 , The Radio and Electronic Engineer?
  • In this paper, the development of a microprocessor based system for converting videotex pages to synthetic speech in real time, for the benefit of blind people, is described.

    alphaphotographics

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A display made up of text characters combined with high-resolution photographic images (proposed as a future form of videotex).
  • * 1987 , Jerome Aumente, New electronic pathways: videotex, teletext, and online databases
  • Photographic quality or alphaphotographics have arrived, and interaction with videodiscs and video images represent a next level. But it is a question of feasibility rather than technological breakthroughs.