TitleMinitel 5 laptop
ManufacturerMatra Communications, Inc.
|Other number||CNET/PAA/SRE/CRE/1 45 29 59 05||On the front of the top lid.|
|Other number||N-761548N||On a label on the bottom.|
|Other number||NMNMD 9016 05256||On a label on the bottom.|
|Other number||XB1121AC1||On a label on the bottom.|
Dimensionsoverall: 2 in x 11 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in
CategoryDigital computer/personal computer/laptop
Curator NotesMinitel 5 portable terminal, France Telecom, early 1990s
Not many of these portable Minitel terminals were made; they were marketed to traveling salespeople but primarily used by people working on the Minitel online system itself. France’s Minitel was the largest “Web” before the World Wide Web, with over six million users by 1984 and 30 million at its peak in the 1990s. The Minitel system shut down June 30, 2012.