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Prodigy, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 266

Scope and Contents

Prodigy, Inc. Records inlcude drafting note documents; screen shots of applications; presetation slides; distributer strategy documents; advertisements; publicity; photographs of packaging and inserts from PD; videos; '89, '90, and '95 install disk files; cost charts; architechure charts; list of books on Prodigy; and planning documents. There is a legend of initals to authors of these files. The author's initals are located in the name of the file.

Dates

  • 1983 - 2010

Biographical / Historical

In the wake of Videotex, Prodigy services began in 1983 as Trintex, comprised of CBS, Sears Roebuck and Company, and IMB Corp. They offered subscribers access to networked services, including news, weather, shopping, bulletin boards, games, polls, expert columns, banking, stocks, travel, and more. Trintex soon changed to Prodigy when CBS left the deal. Prodigy Classic, a proprietary interface and not a true internet service provider, was discontinued in 1999 to make way for Prodigy Internet. In 2006 SBC bought Prodigy, then SBC bought AT& T. As of 2011 Prodigy- created web pages were no longer supported.

Extent

1 DVD

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains PDFs, Word Documents, and photos of materials relating to the online service Prodigy

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Electronic records donated by Kurt Steinwascher, 2016.

Condition Description

1 DVD
Author
Ashley Skwiera
Date
January 22, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050