Note: a teletext page - with a three block header and two block footer - can fit 80 words of body text in three line separated blocks of text.
- Brief intro - a few pages worth = 240-300 words.
- Pre-teletext [1950-1970]:
> Video games - Coin op systems, home arcade consoles - 1960s, 1970s
> ARPANET - Origins of the Internet - 1960s, 1970s
> Viewdata - A bit about this - 1960s
- Teletext's Golden Era [1970-1990]:
> Its impact and relationship with other technologies around this time.
> Talk about formats and transmission methods. Eg. telephone (Viewdata), television (Teledata)
> Formats that have died out during this time - popularity levels.
- Teletext and the Internet [1990-1999]:
> Moving on to the first HTTP browser in the early 1990s
> ASCII art - from teletext to net
- The beginning of the end of teletext :
> The internet taking ttx's place as primary source of info.
> Phasing out of the medium. Transition to Interactive TV.
- The teletext revival
> How internet may prove to be teletext's saviour/help to generate interest in its final days.
There will inevitably be additions to this as I have not covered all topics in this post. Some important points to remember when writing:
- Keep bringing the project back to teletext, how the point relates to the medium of teletext.
- Relevance to pixel graphics. Make this predominant throughout.
- Critically analyse works, including pixel art, teletext art etc.