Media & TV0 min ago
Goodbye To Ceefax
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Digital teletext is no substitute for Ceefax. Ceefax was always updated far more quickly than digi-text is. It also had the big advantage that every page had its own number, so if you knew what you wanted you could go straight to it rather than the series of menus that one has to navigate now. Why on earth couldn't the same people who ran Ceefax be appointed to run the new service in the same way?
My fist dirty weekend away with the girl who is now my wife was booked courtesy of Ceefax. Had to go round to my Dad's as my telly didn't have teletext, his had fastext so it was a case of red button, and Peter Kay style, booked it, packed it and f..ked off. Although in our case it was up the M6 to the lakes in a Vauxhall Viva and not off t'Egypt on a 737!