CEEFAX Shuttle Infographic 1981

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.

  • Kaddy PRO 9y

    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.
  • squacco 9y

    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?
  • pauliepaul PRO 9y

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

    Did you see the Tokyo Dragons?

    ABBA Cover from Tapestry: The Dragons in concert
  • squacco 9y

    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?
  • Ice Nine 9y

    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.
  • Matthew Joseph PRO 9y

    We call that thing Teletext in this part of the world.
  • Vicky and Doug 9y

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

    Ceefax is the BBC bit broadcast on teletext
  • poorusher 9y

    I'm also quite a fan of ceephax
  • Dimitri Ponirakis 9y

    Ceefax is like a coelacanth, a living fossil.
  • Kaddy PRO 9y

    You mean an ugly fish?
  • *oliverio 9y

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

    : )
  • eye dropper 9y

    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
  • ad7qcbd21C2 8y

    Fantastic!
  • Adam Wilson PRO 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Infographics, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Kawaii-chan^___^ 7y

    I like former computers, it's thx to them we've the current pc's^^ hee hee^^.
  • The_Great_8_Fan 7y

    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!
  • ellen jo roberts PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Generation X, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • squacco 7y

    ok so reading back, i know it's 26 months too late, but i DID see tokyo dragons at this year's Tapestry pauliepaul.
  • 1963Dude 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Favorite_Fun_pics, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • pearson flicks 1y

    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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