Prodigy

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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.
References in classic literature ?
I remember in particular his telling the Dolly's crew what proved to be literally a cock-and-bull story, about two natural prodigies which he said were then on the island.
From time to time I dipped into old Sir Thomas Malory's enchanting book, and fed at its rich feast of prodigies and adventures, breathed in the fragrance of its obsolete names, and dreamed again.
The Golden V Awards provides us an opportunity to recognize real-life prodigies," said Paul Roth, Prodigy president and chief executive officer.