[identity profile] loganberrybunny.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] chockablockreunion
Those mourning the imminent final demise of analogue teletext in Britain may like to take a look at this short piece on the BBC website about the similar ending of "Pages from Ceefax". I'm pleased to say that they've used an appropriate soundtrack for the most part! It also gets a point from me for having Grandad (with Clive Dunn) in the TV listings; I used to watch that quite a bit.


Date: 2012-10-22 04:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidn
Recently I've been thinking about how differently the next generation are going to grow up, compared to us... and viewing those pages brought all of that back :) I can't imagine just... being born and instantly living in a world where the Internet has always been available in people's pockets, rather than something that had to be gradually invented and mis-stepped and worked towards over years... with these awkward BBC Micro pages being such a memorable part of that process. As technology now moves so quickly, I'm sure that you could say the same about even me, as I was born in 1984... and I wonder if the current Internet will seem as charmingly archaic in 30 years' time.

Date: 2012-10-28 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giro-batol.livejournal.com
It will be interesting to see what happens with technology in the future, everything is so instant these days.

Date: 2012-10-22 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keresaspa.livejournal.com
I'm going to assume (hope?) that the red button version of Ceefax will survive this blasted switchover. I still need it for me football fix every day!

Date: 2012-10-22 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
Seems the red button (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceefax#BBC_Red_Button_service) service is safe.

Really going to miss the old analogue service, though, despite not having had access to it for a long time. Thankfully I have a selection of 'Pages From Ceefax' and accompanying big band and synthy music in my collection to keep me going.

Date: 2012-10-22 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keresaspa.livejournal.com
I haven't seen it since Virgin switched off our analogue either, which was a while ago now. Well, I've seen the Irish version when in Dublin but even I would struggle to care what the score was in Swilly Rovers v Kildrum Tigers.

Date: 2012-10-28 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giro-batol.livejournal.com
Technology moves on, i guess what is surprising is that Ceefax has lasted so long. I guess it was the first computer based electronic information service that came to the mass market


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