End of an era. Minitel to be retired next year

How many of you out there have been here long enough to have used a Minitel ? Service is finally going to be stopped in June 2012. (http://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/le-minitel-tirera-sa-reverence-le-30-juin-2012-39762592.htm)

When we first came it was an invaluable tool at both work and at home. It probably slowed the adoption of the Internet in France.

I remember it well. Used it all the time way back when and I still come across people who prefer it to the internet. It was once ahead of its time and I think you’re right – it did slow down the arrival of the internet here.