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16th December 2009, 09:46 AM #16
16th December 2009, 09:50 AM #17
I remember when my parents got their first TV with Teletext - what a novalty that was in 1988. I was only thinking the other day I wonder how much longer the service would be with us - had no idea it would depart so soon thou.
16th December 2009, 10:37 AM #18
Okay - now I'm reminising - here's another one for you. Looked around that site and couldn't find details.
Originally Posted by Gibbo
You used to be able to go to a page on Ch4 (I think, or was it sky?) and it would gove you a telephone number to ring. The telephone would direct you to a personal teletext page. You'd then control the teletext with the phone instead of the remote.
I think I used it (quite a lot in the day ) to play games and I think there was banking and pizza ordering as well.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
16th December 2009, 11:52 AM #19
Meh, I've always hated Teletext, the endless *endless* pages of holidays that my Dad always insisted on wading through whilst I wanted to watch Thundercats or something.
16th December 2009, 11:52 AM #20
Yes, and others.
Originally Posted by tmcd35
16th December 2009, 04:48 PM #21
No more teletext!?! how will i get the football results! good'ol page 316 told me everything i needed to know
16th December 2009, 06:00 PM #22
Never actually thought of it like that. Bet he's not a fan of the new fangled digital thingies either :\
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
16th December 2009, 06:14 PM #23
A bit like deleting the phone number of an old girlfriend - a bit sad when it happens but you won't notice any difference for its absence.
16th December 2009, 06:19 PM #24
This is Teletext with a capital T, which provides services on ITV and C4, that has decided it can't continue providing its news and info services.
Originally Posted by capncrunch
Ceefax on the BBC, which is where p316 is, will continue until digital switch over in your area.
16th December 2009, 07:48 PM #25
Last edited by mattx; 16th December 2009 at 07:54 PM.
16th December 2009, 09:59 PM #26
alright, calm down. It's only teletext.......anyone would have thought they were obsoleting your chequebook. Oh, hang on.....you've still got that one to look forward to haven't you ?
Originally Posted by mattx
16th December 2009, 10:20 PM #27
Wow, not thought of BBS' in ages. I used to frequent the Arcade BBS from my Acorn 3010. Amazing stuff.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
Anyone remember these things from the Acorn scene?
Illusions Disk Magazine (run by an old friend of mine Kaustav Battacharya)
Doggysoft (www.doggysoft.co.uk) - a mate of mine coded Hacker and Desktop Hacker (Andrew Clover).
Acorn User magazine - never used to be on the shelves. Had to order it...
Risc User - private magazine (ooer) that had to be subscribed to.
Ohh time for a nostalgic thread methinks.
So have created a thread for that: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/genera...rs-thread.html
Last edited by garethedmondson; 16th December 2009 at 10:25 PM.
16th December 2009, 11:20 PM #28
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