CD-i Internet demonstration
In April 1995, SPC created a CD-i Internet demonstration disc. This disc was circulated widely within Philips; we know this because we got occasional phone calls asking for the password of the Internet account.
From the original demonstration notes:
CD-i Internet Demonstration
This page contains the photo's of a demonstration session using
the demonstration disc. This was done in May 2005, more then ten years after the original disc was created. Instead of a modem,
a direct connection to a PC running RedHat Linux was used.
A CD-i KeyControl was also used, even though it did not yet exist in 1995.
However, the disc supports the CD-i keyboard spec so it works okay with the KeyControl.
Copyright (C) 1995, SPC/Vision BV
april 4, 1995
This disc contains a simple text-only WWW browser that connects to
the Internet using SLIP over a serial line connected to a modem.
Although the disc is set up to use NLnet, there is nothing
NLnet-specific on the disc except some configuration information.
This is the demonstration setup. The Linux PC is not shown.
First we zoom in to the CD-i screen.
After pressing [PLAY CD-I] we get the CD-i "blue screen of load".
Next comes the title screen; we need to press [ok].
Now we need to login to the Linux PC.
After starting SLIP, we press the [slip] button.
The disc tries to go to the NLnet homepage, but this won't work.
We abort and enter our demonstration URL and press [go].
And there's our demonstration page! Note the hyperlinks in red.
The hyperlinks could be clicked for navigation,
a long page could be scrolled using the arrow buttons.
There is also a history feature in the disc (not shown in this demonstration session).