What Really Happened Minitel with John Sterne

In 1988 a little device appeared on the Late Late Show that we were all told was going to be the future of telecommunications in Ireland. That didn’t quite turn out to be the case and not long after the Minitel entered the Irish market, it was gone. What went wrong for this system that was a precursor to the internet we know today? Niall Kitson spoke to Tech Archives founder John Sterne to get the inside story.

 

 

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