Minitel to be shut down tomorow: France bids adieu to the internet's precursor

Minitel to be shut down tomorow: France bids adieu to the internet's precursor

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New Back in the mid-80s, the idea of transferring funds, checking your email, buying stocks and booking a trip online was all a faraway dream. But if you happened to be in France at the time, you might've already been wired up and doing these things for years -- thanks...
Minitel to be shut down tomorow: France bids adieu to the internet's precursor
                                     

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