Minitel service shuts down

Posted by Ridcully on Jun 30, 2012 1:34 AM EDT
The Connexion - France's English-Language Newspaper
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After 20 years of service, France's precursor to the Internet is finally shutting down. At its peak, about 9 million Minitel sets were connected for booking services, chats, games and buying and selling items/stock/etc. or paying bills. The little b&w sets connected with a modem over telephone lines. There will be 400,000 sets shut down.

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Here's a good picture of the Minitel device Ridcully 0 663 Jun 30, 2012 2:03 AM

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