Minitel

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Date Introduced
1981
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 9 x 18 3/4 in.
Manufacturer
Telic Alcatel
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
X1509.98

These sleek terminals for the Teletel system, given free to subscribers to the service, were called “Minitels.” The Teletel standard had been adapted from English videotex. The keyboard was designed for people who didn’t touch type.