, the world's first teletext information
service will be turned off today
. [more inside]
The Ceefax teletext
service is essentially the same now as when the BBC developed it in 1973
, and is still used across Europe
. Absurd, outmoded and wonderfully British, old bean.
Groovy German digital-retro.
Not Friday, I know, but for website style-watchers a cool re-visting of teletext
aesthetic and navigation.
Tapez 3615 Pour Fair Votre Resérvation sur Minitél...
Long Ago, before the Web, there was France's Minitel teletext. The French consider it a succès
; I'm not so sure, since a Minitel terminal was never demonstrably more useful than than a touchtone phone in North America. In any case, Minitel may offer some lessons as to what type of Web commerce are and are not commercially viable.