Born in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), in the early 1980s, the end of activity of the Minitel on June 30, 2012 at midnight made the headlines. That evening, after thirty years of existence, these technicians live with emotion the last minutes of the Minitel. “85 people connected to the Minitel network, a quarter of an hour before the end”, explained on the evening of June 30, 2012 Jean-Pierre Presse and Stéphane Richard, France Telecom Orange technicians.

85 irreducible and among them, perhaps Jacqueline, who imagines that she could not live without him. “Let’s say it’s going to be a shortage, a huge void on my desk and above all the reflex that I have to look for on the Minitel”, said the user of the famous cube. This reflex is first of all a sound of connection. Then, by tapping on 3611, you had free access to the directory. The 3615 was used to check the weather or buy a train ticket.


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