Boing Boing, teletext edition?

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Teefax?

Couldn’t reuse Ceefax I guess. Wasn’t there Oracle too?

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 lynx http://boingboing.net 

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Needs a SID soundtrack:

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Too fast, too much text on a page, no block character graphics.

No!

There actually is a version of Ceefax: an amazing construction from the BBC’s RSS feeds. The weather maps are amazing. If you’re on the Teefax web viewer linked to from the original post, use the remote to go to channel 2 on the TV and hit the text button.

And yes, there was Oracle, or to be specific, ORACLE - Optional Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics!

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It needs to have the same stories posted in slightly different articles by two writers a few times…

I kid. I kid because I love.

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Someone call me when we get the binary version of Boing Boing…

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You are remembering correctly. Oracle was a commercial teletext provider delivering content for ITV and Channel 4. It was eventually gobbled up by Teletext Ltd. which is now owned by Associated Northcliffe Digital - part of the Daily Mail evil empire.

Would rather see a Gemini version…

https://gemini.circumlunar.space/