CEEFAX Shuttle Infographic 1981

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    Interactive TV, pah! Ceefax is the daddy of us all and don't forget it.

    From Tom Housden.

    Ceefax : Colombia Space Shuttle Launch 1981
    07/04/1981 © BBC
    Picture shows an example of Ceefax, information about the Colombia Space Shuttle Launch. Ceefax is a form of BBC broadcasting - a complete service of News and Information, hidden inside. Ceefax is a form of BBC broadcasting - a complete service of News and Information, hidden inside your ordinary television picture. Ceefax enables you to see facts about world news, sports results, businees and travel information, quizzes and gardening tips, recipes and price guides. Ceefax is on the air on both BBC1 and BBC2, throughout the hours of television transmission, and being updated constantly.

    Máire b, moleitau, squacco, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Kaddy 106 months ago | reply

      Ceefax is indestructible, it will see out the end of time. In fact I'm sure it will take over the world like that computer in terminator. If it did it would make us all live in square blocks, the whole world will be converted to Birmingham.

    2. squacco 106 months ago | reply

      Maybe we could teach it the pointlessness of war by making it play an infinite number of games of naughts and crosses like the computer in War Games?

    3. pauliepaul 106 months ago | reply

      Hey you were at Tapestry last week, me too:)

      Did you see the Tokyo Dragons?

      ABBA Cover from Tapestry: The Dragons in concert

    4. squacco 106 months ago | reply

      Ooh hello, it's a small world. No, due to a series of misadventures on the roads we didn't get there till late on Friday, so missed them. I loved them last year though, if that helps?

    5. Ice Nine 106 months ago | reply

      I'd suggest teach it the pointlessness of war by making it play Monopoly. It'd get so depressed that it'd hang itself.

      Probably running in something like CGA, it'd have either a hot pink, cyan, lime green or sick yellow screen of death.

    6. @fotodudenz 106 months ago | reply

      We call that thing Teletext in this part of the world.

    7. Vicky and Doug 106 months ago | reply

      It goes by both names in the UK en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceefax

      Ceefax is the BBC bit broadcast on teletext

    8. poorusher 106 months ago | reply

      I'm also quite a fan of ceephax

    9. PhotonPirate 106 months ago | reply

      Ceefax is like a coelacanth, a living fossil.

    10. Kaddy 106 months ago | reply

      You mean an ugly fish?

    11. *oliverio 106 months ago | reply

      hi, please post this picture in the MONITORS group:
      www.flickr.com/groups/51649210@N00/

      : )

    12. eyedropper.co.uk 105 months ago | reply

      I work for the beeb, and you might all be interested in this It a shot I found in the archive of someone making a ceefax page about the shuttle launch

    13. adamwilson 95 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Infographics, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    14. Kawaii-chan^___^ [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      I like former computers, it's thx to them we've the current pc's^^ hee hee^^.

    15. The_Great_8_Fan [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cool pictures of life stuff, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. EllenJo 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Generation X, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. squacco 80 months ago | reply

      ok so reading back, i know it's 26 months too late, but i DID see tokyo dragons at this year's Tapestry pauliepaul.

    18. 1963Dude [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Favorite_Fun_pics, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. pearson flicks 10 months ago | reply

      Ceefax in-vision sequences ran on BBC One and BBC Two from 1980 to 2012. Ceefax has been subject to parody in a lot of my stories especially when the newsreel pages are accompanied by music from your parents tape or CD collection.

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