BBC’s Ceefax put to rest; broadcasts final message
Decades ago, in the year 1974 to be precise, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) unveiled a revolutionary way to spread the news. In essence a system to provide the day’s happenings to deaf TV viewers, the Ceefax was developed to transmit subtitles. And now, years later, we bid the world’s first Teletext service goodbye. The Ceefax in its day was the best way to get news updates and rode the high-wave before the birth of the World Wide Web.
The service allowed users to read the news, book holidays and get weather updates. Now outdated and terribly tired of being pushed far behind, the grand-daddy of news-on-demand, Ceefax, will retire from the world of technology.