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those numbers will stay with me for ever. (there are some more but I don't want to bore you)
301 - Sports Headlines
302 - Football Index/Headlines
303 - First Sports Headline Story
I think. Efficient Ceefaxing, meths, straight to the main story.
and either 315 or 316 was gossip... can't remember what page scores were on.
I think that scores, on a Saturday, were treated as the main story so you had:
303 - Prem
304 - Division 1
305 - Division 2
306 - Division 3
Although midweek/European stuff was sometimes on Pages 314 - 318 I think depending on how important it was.
for all your lower divisional injury and transfer news
Ceefax and teletext <3
but I saw Ceefax as a pretty important thing. A very easily accessible source of information which represented a triumph of substance over style for me. You couldn’t have fancy graphics and, also, there was a very strict space limit. Therefore, pretty much all information on there was efficiently delivered in a no frills/no editorialising manner. Brief, succinct, to the point and without gloss or façade.
It was my favourite way to digest news, sport etc., and I'm terribly sad still to see it go. The digital replacement is nowhere near as good/user friendly.
But yeah, used it to get the cinema listings and the football score updates. It was the 1990s Sky Sports News, eh?
but it was pretty shit really wasn't it?
I just remeber the frustration of waiting about 20 mins to find out what was on at the local cinema.
had a telly where you could load the page up and then go back to what you were watching, wait for it scroll through all the pages 'behind the scenes' and then you could go back in and flick through the pages at your own speed.
Fucking amazing. It was really his dad's telly who was called Brian, if anyone wants to log that in the nice Brian thread.
But we're talking about an age before the internet and 24 hour news channels. For news and sport etc. it was the only way to find out what was happening.
Sure it was rudimentary and primitive but it served a greater purpose for people of a certain generation than mere sentimental value.
I also got a pair a racist jeans.
I look pretty fly right now.
Oh wait, that was Teletext. It was STILL AWESOME THOUGH.
i got my name on it for my 5th birthday so at the end after me and dad did the questions it wished me happy birthday. best day ever.
wait a second. What's the difference between Ceefax and teletext?
Was C4 Teletext as well. It had completely different pages to ITV.
Channel 4's own `teletext` service! (Page 300, Channel 4. Used to have the Italian Football pages on it).
Ah man, glorious times.
I used to be a ceefax/teletext whore - but can't remember a thing about it now.
Saw my first proper gig after seeing the listings on here. The Megazine page was all kinds of weird also.
Gig listings played a big part of my younger years. I'm almost certain the first album I bought from a recommendation was daisies of the galaxy after planet sound reviewed it
I'll really miss it.
I used to review Spectrum games for Ceefax in the mid 80s. I was young and couldn't write to save my life, but somehow my initial submission was deemed good enough to get me in. Still remember getting up early one morning and seeing my name on "Pages From Ceefax".
isn't that we now all have a Reveal button on our PCs.
Digitiser was brilliant for a time, the guy who wrote it seriously began losing the plot.