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Personal Media using Personal Computer Memory Card International Association Cards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116511D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crouse, RS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is the use of memory cards built according to standards of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) for storing video, audio, and graphical information to be played on compatible computing devices. Different cards of this kind, which contain specific subject matters of general consumer interest, are played to provide information on these specific subject matters.

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Personal Media using Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association Cards

      Described is the use of memory cards built according to
standards of the Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association (PCMCIA) for storing video, audio, and graphical
information to be played on compatible computing devices.  Different
cards of this kind, which contain specific subject matters of general
consumer interest, are played to provide information on these
specific subject matters.

      The use of such cards, which are labeled by topics, is part of
a concept of Personal Media, in which the user is provided a
consistent Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a consistent set of
functions to enable retrieving information on subject matters of
individual interest, as the cards are played on various compatible
devices.  Each card includes memory space allowing the user to add or
alter information according to his own needs.  A method is also
provided for updating the original contents of a memory card when new
information is made available by the manufacturer of the programmed
cards.

      For example, a memory card includes information on golf courses
in a particular area, with visual data showing course layouts and
textual data describing course statistics.  This card also provides
memory space for notes to be added by the user concerning individual
holes and impressions of various courses for future review.

      The Personal Media concept is imple...