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Prodigy

(networking)
A commercial on-line conferencing service, co-developed by IBM and Sears, Roebuck, Inc.

Prodigy's main competitors are AOL and Compuserve.

Prodigy

An earlier online information service that provided access to the Internet, email and a variety of databases. Launched in 1988, Prodigy was the first consumer-oriented online service in the U.S. and one of the first to offer a graphics-based user interface (GUI) rather than text. The original service used proprietary software, but subsequent improvements produced an all-Internet service that used a Web browser. Founded as a partnership of IBM and Sears, Prodigy was acquired by International Wireless in 1996 and then by SBC Communications in 2001. In 2005, SBC merged with AT&T. See online service.
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It's encouraging when the occasional genius shows up in our midst, but not nearly as fascinating as the child prodigy.
That little girl, Alexandra Nechita, emigrated from Romania and was considered a child prodigy by art critics.
Unlike the child prodigy in Searching for Bobby Fischer, Hoffman's Rain Man will never grow up or have much fun or learn to love somebody else.
A child prodigy from Birmingham, who could play piano without being taught, Philip was struck down by the rare encephalitis lethargica epidemic when he was 11.
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Agustini was a child prodigy born into a scholarly family.
When she hears a child prodigy playing the piano, does she look down, depressed, at her own clumsy fingers and feel a rush of anger toward the concert's organizers?
A child prodigy, Connecticut-born Trumbull passed the Yale entrance examination at the age of seven.
In short, we were promised a child prodigy and got an idiot savant.
The grandson of Richard Mather and John Cotton, Mather was a child prodigy who entered Harvard at the age of twelve and became an erudite historian and folklorist, as well as a staunch Puritan and tireless writer on an encyclopedic range of subjects.
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