Ceefax

How 20th Century Are You?

Nick Compton | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Have you truly embraced your 21st Century wild-side and gone out like a wrecking ball? Or did you do it differently in your day? Take a look at our nostalgic line up to see how 20th Century you really are.

Why Do BBC, ITV and Sky News Not Report What is Happening In The World?

John Fleming | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home
John Fleming

America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern states - genuinely - we...

Last Days of Disco

John Giacobbi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Giacobbi

As with The-Last-Days-of-Disco, the glitterball that was analogue TV has stopped spinning and, in the very worst form of collateral-damage, the music stopped for Ceefax too - RIP British Technology.

R.I.P BBC Ceefax 1974 - 2012

Nicholas Tufnell | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Tech
Nicholas Tufnell

Despite its flaws and despite that, next to the speed and efficiency of the internet it now seems laughably slow and inefficient, like an elderly turtle on barbiturates, I shall miss Ceefax.

Goodbye Ceefax, You Gave It Your Best 'S**t'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport

Ceefax, a staple of childhoods for several generations, has bid goodbye today and we wave back with a tribute to one of their funnier mistakes. Rho...

Ceefax Is Dead: Mourns Its Own Passing In Heartbreaking Goodbye Letter

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech

Ceefax is dead. The BBC's teletext information service was a world first when it launched in 1974, and initially provided just 30 pages of informat...

The Week That Was: Changing Times

Carla Buzasi | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

'Ceeya Ceefax' ran the Sun's headline as this week's official switchover to digital TV spelt the end of the television-based information and news service. Checked weekly at its peak in the Nineties by around a third of the British population, the retro news pages updated its last flight details, that day's weather and then disappeared from our screens forever... Time for a little nostalgia? Barely. A straw poll round the office offered up the not-too-startling revelation that most of us presumed it had ended years ago. How on earth had it survived this long in the age of Google?

Funny In 140 Characters: This Week's Best Jokes On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Comedy

It's Friday! Friday! And while we know you've gotta get down on Friday, why not do it after you've enjoyed this week's round-up of funny tweets? Ye...

Goodbye Ceefax

Sam Sheppard | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

I have not used Ceefax in at least 10 years, and after today, I never will be able to again because it is going away. To make an inside joke, if you were to go to page 606 now, you would find it to be completely blank, a fact that has somewhat unnerved me.