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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Yep, Telesoftware.

    Some examples here:

    mb21 - ether.net - Teletext Then and Now - Telesoftware
    Okay - now I'm reminising - here's another one for you. Looked around that site and couldn't find details.

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I'll miss teletext from a nostalgia viewpoint - reminds me of the BBSs I used to frequent!
    Prestel?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post


    Prestel?
    Yes, and others.

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    No more teletext!?! how will i get the football results! good'ol page 316 told me everything i needed to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    my 98 grandfather whos is deaf and almost blind uses it all the time to read the news and get the sports results. He is not able to use modern technology like a 4 year old can.
    Never actually thought of it like that. Bet he's not a fan of the new fangled digital thingies either :\

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capncrunch View Post
    No more teletext!?! how will i get the football results! good'ol page 316 told me everything i needed to know
    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.

    Ceefax on the BBC, which is where p316 is, will continue until digital switch over in your area.

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    Lots of memories......
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Teletext to close mid-December-ceefax.jpg   Teletext to close mid-December-seejax.gif   Teletext to close mid-December-minoritytext.jpg   Teletext to close mid-December-itvoracle2.jpg  
    Last edited by mattx; 16th December 2009 at 07:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!

    BBC - Teletext to close mid-December
    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 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Scariest thing I saw a few months back was some old boy telling the cashier the pin number for his card in a supermarket because he couldn't see the text on the screen as it was so small for him. I'll miss teletext from a nostalgia viewpoint - reminds me of the BBSs I used to frequent!
    Wow, not thought of BBS' in ages. I used to frequent the Arcade BBS from my Acorn 3010. Amazing stuff.

    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

    GJE
    Last edited by garethedmondson; 16th December 2009 at 10:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Wow, not thought of BBS' in ages. I used to frequent the Arcade BBS from my Acorn 3010. Amazing stuff.
    More nostalgia - Telnet BBS Guide - Quick Telnet BBS Listing



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