Remember How Awesome Teletext Was (Before The Internet)

They were simpler times. But we were happy ​

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There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who remember Teletext and those who don't.

Try explaining the clunky digital information service, which was accessed via REMOTE CONTROL on your TELEVISION to anyone under the age of 27 and they will smile kindly, shake their heads and probably say 'lol'.

But the digital dodo, which officially died out with analogue TV in 2012 (who was using it up to that point is beyond us), is about to have a triumphant comeback.

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A team of software engineers , digital artists and other retro tech addicts have created 'Teefax' which looks identical to the BBC's Ceefax service.

Don't ask us to explain how this really works but the gist is you plug a device of some kind into an analogue connector on a TV set (which contains a teletext decoder)… the internet goes in one end and out comes something looking like Teletext.

Why, why, why would you bother?! Here are the 11 best things about Teletext. Decide for yourself

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Weather reports! Teletext was once the only way you could find out if it would be raining during your entire trip to Spain or just a few days. Imagine not being able to obsessively check the Weather app on your phone and pack accordingly. This was the actual Dark Ages people.

Bamboozle!Was Teletext general knowledge quiz Bamboozle hosted by the fictional 'Bamber Bamboozle':

Red: A challenging mind game – fun for all the family

Green: The thing you did after Neighbours ended and before tea

Yellow: Really easy to cheat at if you pressed all the colours quickly enough

Blue: Seriously more fun than Pokémon Go. Seriously

Holiday booking!You could actually book a package holiday through your TV. I know, so MODERN! Though you did eventually have to call someone and book it over the phone. But let's not pick holes - the Florida special offers were on Teletext and that was the future then, OK?

Who needs the internet when you have Teletext?
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Horoscopes!They were always so right, right? Or is that just because I'm a self obsessed Gemini?

Spoilers!If you really analysed the TV guide you could figure out what was going to happen in Neighbours a full week in advance. Would Toady ever get a girlfriend? Would Harold Bishop come back from the dead? Would Karl Kennedy ever get a record deal?  The suspense would have killed us had it not been for Teletext

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