They stuck around faithfully while we shopped for their replacements. Hoarders will find them in a musty corner of their rooms while the rest of us must dig into the recesses of our minds to remember the fleeting moments we've spent with them. We take a minute to honour the fallen in this space amongst the new.
Contributions by Erna Mahyuni
Farewell neon-texted information, it’s been a good run. Since 1983, we had to rely on entering numbers in the hundreds into this system to retrieve lottery results, entertainment schedules for the day and even stock information. Then it became an option and got onto the net with the cool kids in 1999 but failed to make itself stick in the fast-paced world of tech.
When BBC Ceefax ended its run, it also meant the end of Teletext for all the services thar relied on it. Malaysia's own Beriteks service that used Ceefax quietly shut its doors in 2008.
Alternative: Everywhere else on the internet, the years haven’t been kind to our old friend.
[Image source: Teletext]
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