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In November 1981 in UK, Kenneth Baker, the Minister for Information Technology, proclaimed 1982 as “Information Technology Year, IT-82.” to support for the use of IT, like teletext and viewdata. Via

Viewtron system run by Knight-Ridder newspapers and AT&T (1983)

Exploring the world, videotex-stylee. Via.

Prestel, cover from 1982

Prestel capture screens

Prestel / Viewdata (1979)

Prestel, screengrabs from 1984
Here you can view the graphics as text.

Prestel (abbrev. from press telephone), the brand name for the UK Post Office’s Viewdata technology, was an interactive videotex system developed during the late 1970s and commercially launched in 1979.
Terminal/demonstration at the National Museum of Science & Industry

Viewtron videotex service: A series of 30-second television spots produced for Viewtron in 1984. Viewstron was an online service operated by Knight-Ridder newspapers from 1982-1986 by U.S.

Datavision, from the magazine VIC rapport nº 3 (1984)