Full record for trideo n.

Definition a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
OED requirements antedating 1953
Earliest cite James E. Gunn, "Breaking Point"
Comment Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of M.K. Joseph's 1967 "The Hole in the Zero".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1971 cite from Keith Laumer's "The Star Treasure".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1998 reprint of L.E. Modesitt's 1997 "The Ecolitan Enigma".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from Theodore Sturgeon's "The Comedian's Children".
Nic Schraudolph submitted cites from "Mr Costello, Hero" by Theodore Sturgeon, in a 1978 reprint, which Mike Christie verified in the December 1953 first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a March 1953 cite from James E. Gunn's "Breaking Point"
Last modified 15 August, 2009

Citations for trideo n.

click here for more information about the citation list

1953 T. Sturgeon Mr. Costello, Hero in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Dec. 69/2 Actually, I suppose there's really only one—though, of course, there'll be someone else in the studio at the time.‥But on trideo it looks like four Lucilles, all speaking at once, sort of in chorus.
1953 T. Sturgeon Mr. Costello, Hero in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Dec. 74/1 Mr Costello rapped the trideo screen in front of him. He said, ‘Make it a real good one, Lucille, real good. I'll be watching.’
1953 J.E. Gunn Breaking Point in Space Sci. Fiction Mar. 12/1 Imagine that. No video or trideo. No jet-races or feelies. What do people do with their time in a place like this?
1958 T. Sturgeon The Comedian's Children in Venture Sci. Fiction Mag. May 96/1 At the same time she recalled his advice to get some sleep, not to watch the telethon; and in a sudden, almost childish burst of rebellion she slapped the arm of the divan and brought the trideo to life. The opposite wall of the room, twelve feet high, thirty feet long, seemed to turn to smoke, which cleared to reveal an apparent extension of the floor of the room, back and further back, to Heri Gonza's great grey backdrop. All around were the sounds, the smells, the pressure of the presence of thousands of massed, rapt people.
1967 K. Laumer Star Treasure vi. 75 There were meals, served in my room. I was allowed to watch trideo, except that certain channels were blacked out from time to time; news broadcasts, I deduced.
1997 L. E. Modesitt Ecolitan Enigma 71 ‘Living happily ever after doesn't work as easily as the trideos say,’ she offered with a smile.