Ceefax


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Ceefax

(ˈsiːˌfæks)
n
(Broadcasting) trademark the BBC teletext service, switched off in October 2012
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However having run for an impressive 38 years since 1974, the Ceefax technology was shut down this week as fans of the vintage product bid it a fond farewell.
1974 - BBC Ceefax begins first teletext service 1977 - Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels 2004 - More than 3000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.
1974: The BBC Ceefax teletext service began, the world's first.
LEE DIXON'S coffee coaster, bearing a Ceefax image of the 1989 scoreline Liverpool 0 : 2 Arsenal (Smith 52, Thomas 90+1), got me to thinking about some of my old memorabilia and it's amazing what you find when you have a rummage.
1974: The BBC Ceefax text service began, the world's first.
First off, who remembers Ceefax - static pages of information giving us the latest news and sport?
IDON'T need much to celebrate - ask anyone who knows me, and this week marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Ceefax from our TVs.
Ceefax was started by the BBC - it | was one of the first public service information systems.
30am The analogue signal has been switched off, Ceefax is no more and now the BBC are dragging their NFL Monday night coverage out of the dark ages too, writes Phil Agius Last season, the Monday games were on ESPN, which was in HD and enabled viewers to record the programme.
A MATE of mine - a man who looked like a young Niall Quinn - was affectionately known as Ceefax by his girlfriend's family because of his habit of walking into their house and switching on the BBC's text news service.
What with the internet spewing information out at you from every corner of the globe with news about wars, famines, atrocities and what someone you've never met before is having for tea, who goes to Ceefax for their news?
But just when I thought I'd exhausted every jaw-dropping story from "the olden days" as they've delightfully named my formative years, I came up with a new one this week - Ceefax.