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A fond farewell............

A fond farewell............

Old Oct 24th 2012, 2:10 am
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............ to BBC Ceefax, which displayed its pages for the last time yesterday. Seems strange to realise that, pre-internet, this was the main written source of 'live' information.

The final Ceefax Sport front page:
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Old Oct 24th 2012, 2:46 am
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Nice farewell article, and curiously moving..............

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/f...150027485.html
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I spent many a Saturday afternoon sitting watching the football scores being updated on Ceefax. Haven't used it for what 10+ years but still know that it was BBC 1, page 302 for Football Headlines.
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Old Oct 24th 2012, 11:21 am
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I spent many a Saturday afternoon sitting watching the football scores being updated on Ceefax. Haven't used it for what 10+ years but still know that it was BBC 1, page 302 for Football Headlines.
Interesting (*yawns*) fact. BBC micro's had a built in proto-modem to access Ceefax.
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Old Oct 24th 2012, 11:43 am
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606 for now and next on tv

First holiday I remember with my Mum after the parents split up was off Ceefax
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Originally Posted by OleJanx View Post
Interesting (*yawns*) fact. BBC micro's had a built in proto-modem to access Ceefax.
Nah they didn't - they were able to display the content (*MODE 7) but you had to get a separate teletext adapter to hook them into the TV signal.

http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/...etext-Adapter/

You could even download software over Ceefax! Pfft these iPhones and their fancy "App Stores"...
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Nah they didn't - they were able to display the content (*MODE 7) but you had to get a separate teletext adapter to hook them into the TV signal.

http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/...etext-Adapter/

You could even download software over Ceefax! Pfft these iPhones and their fancy "App Stores"...
Hmm.Thanks for clearing that up.
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