Teletext turned off next year

It’s day has been numbered for a long old time now, but the curtain is finally going to be pulled down on good old Teletext next year. It’s a sad, sad day indeed. Maybe we’ll see a raised-eyebrow retro comeback in a couple of years. Like what with those old arcade games? No. No we won’t.

Anyway, the reliable old duffer is being put out to pasture two years ahead of schedule, so say goodbye to hilarious letters pages full of nonsense from ‘Outraged’ of some provincial tip or other and its often excellent tech pages.

Oh, and apparently it’s sites like this that are to blame (as well as ‘current economic conditions), according to the Daily Mail and General Trust, which owns Teletext. Um, soz.

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