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RIP Ceefax

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:17 pm

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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby pip » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:22 pm

Often i checked page 302 for the footie scores . So long old friend
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:23 pm

I assumed it was long dead. :?
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:44 pm

I thought that it had kicked the bucket ages ago, before teletex was stopped.
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby Penfold » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:45 pm

To be honest, I thought it was long gone as well. :?
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby Jason » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:02 pm

Do you remember when BBC 2 had nothing to broadcast they would have hours of ceefax pages showing on the screen? It was like and extended advert for the wonderful world of teletext.

I remember spending quite a lot of time, reading the news, looking up tv listings and reading the crap jokes on it long before we had heard of the Internet. Somehow I feel nostalgic towards it as a sort of cut down prototype to the world wide web.
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby spideyGirl » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:42 pm

RIP
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:21 pm

My ex (when we were together - so, presumably he still does) loved American Football.

I used to have to put up with it on Channel Four on a Sunday evening - JIM McMAHON!!!! and a guy called THE REFRIGERATOR!! AND the final in stupid hours of the morning.

One day we were ambling through Ceefax, and there was a competition. Malcolm (the ex) gave an answer, and the next day at work, I posted it off.

About 3 weeks later, an envelope arrived in his name, with WINNER tickets. He won 2 tickets to see American Football at Loftus Road (QPR's ground).

I didn't go!! But I've always wondered exactly how many people actually took part in that competition.
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Re: RIP Ceefax

Postby janet » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Ceefax sometimes came in handy when loads of blue lights screamed along the road and you knew something drastic had happened (there's only one route along our dale). Worth looking if you were planning a journey and were not sure where the road was blocked. Used to check the weather and racing results too. It's only been off here for a month as we were almost the last area to go digital last month but I do miss it. So much quicker than this stupid old PC :x
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