The Internet on EVERYBODY's TV
thom at copper.ucs.indiana.edu
Sun Nov 3 18:37:58 EST 1996
On Sun, 3 Nov 1996, C. W. Tazewell wrote:
> Note the forwarded message, below. It's a little late to begin
> setting up digital libraries, but:
> COMMENT: The typical user will be confused and frustrated with
> the complexity of the Internet. Local community/regional/metropolitan
> digital libraries are absolutely essential for the TV/INTERNET UNIT to
> be useful!!! The Internet must be adapted to the average Joe when
> the general public gets aboard.
> It's gotta be easy, simple and convenient for Jack and Jill and
> Little Joey.
I was in Sears last night looking for pants and saw the webTV there and
it sure looked hot. Being hooked up to a 26" screen does help to change
the viewing patterns. The interface wasn't too bad. Would be interesting
to user test it with complete novices.
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