Architecture and Hardware

MediaView: a general multimedia digital publication system


MediaView is a multimedia digital publication system that was designed to be flexible and free from restrictions. It was also designed to take maximum advantage of the media-rich hardware and software capabilities of the NeXT [5] computer, especially the features of the NeXTdimension [17] subsystem. Rather than emphasize the work that is almost always paired with multimedia, presentation, MediaView emphasizes communication. The system does not tacitly impose the “publisher's” agenda on the reader, but structure and sequencing can be overlaid if appropriate. The result is a very general system—free of artificial structure and inconvenient metaphors.

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