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Life will never be the same again

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:57 pm

I have been digitally switched over today so no more Ceefax.

I know the internet is much quicker and give so much more info but my first stop for footy & news was always Ceefax and now that its gone I feel quite sad :( :( :( :(

RIP....
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by sscott » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:00 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:I have been digitally switched over today so no more Ceefax.

I know the internet is much quicker and give so much more info but my first stop for footy & news was always Ceefax and now that its gone I feel quite sad :( :( :( :(
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by DPrinny » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:03 pm

So Ceefax is still going?

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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by RetroBob » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:05 pm

Don't want to rain on your parade (wake?) but I always found ceefax an abomination to use even before the internet.
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:19 pm

RetroBob wrote:Don't want to rain on your parade (wake?) but I always found ceefax an abomination to use even before the internet.
Yes it is (was) but before the internet it was all we had!

Just been thinking about what you said RetroBob.

Isn't that just typical of society today - we now crave everything right here, right now and don't want to waste time or effort to get information. I really wish I was 14 again, I reckon school would be p*ss easy now!

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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by ReplayRetro » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:37 pm

when C4 did away with teletext a while back i was gutted, not because of the information or anything like that but because of this
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:08 am

Without text we would never have had Digitiser and missed out on one of the legends of video-gaming journalism
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by psj3809 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:38 am

Teletext was great to use before the internet, useful as anything specially for footy fans. Its sad but we used to have our own 'gillette soccer saturday' as mates used to sit there at 3pm on a saturday with some cans 'watching' the goals come in on text !

Surprised it lasted as long as it did to be honest

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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by the_hawk » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:01 am

Granada switched to digital aaaaages ago, when I went back for a visit to the folks I have to admit I got a bit of a shock when my Da put the tele on to check the footie news & it was good old fashioned analogue Ceefax. Gawd I miss it.

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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by Roo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:40 am

The switchover happens in less than a month where I live. Not looking forward to losing Ceefax/Teletext - I'm one of the few who still gets most of their news from it several times a day. 101, then 161, then 302, then 391, followed by 502. Good times.
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by merman » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:43 am

ReplayRetro wrote:when C4 did away with teletext a while back i was gutted, not because of the information or anything like that but because of this
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Switchover is later in the year here. Thing is, if you look at the digital text service, the BBC website and Ceefax you will find the stories are virtually the same, taken from the same source.
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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:44 am

Anyone else's regions all mixed up? I get a stronger signal from Sutton Coldfield than I do from Wrexham! And having grown up with Granada, I can't get it at all now. All this means I still have one week till switchover, still with my favourite page numbers ingrained somewhere deep in my brain.

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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by felgekarp » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:00 am

I once spent an evening at my old mans doing quizzes on Teletext, I've never been so bored in my entire life!
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Post by Kenz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:02 am

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Re: Life will never be the same again

Post by boggyb68 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:06 am

Love teletext, still use it every day.. will be sad when it eventually get's pulled.. :(

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