Back in the day, before the birth of digital radio, YouTube, and the TV Guide button, our knowledge-gaining lives revolved around pages upon pages of text upon our television screens.
Pressing the ‘text’ button on your remote would bring you to the world of pixeley texts goodness (on one of the three channels you were watching. Yes, you hear me… three channels. At some point, we gained Channel 4… and then Five… but the Beeb and ITV were the standard for far too long.)
These magical, text-based services were a hub of breaking news, games, lottery results, and holiday package deals… plus much, much more. Becoming part of daily life, a seasoned Ceefax-pro would know to type 570 into their remote for Newsround or 555 to see if their £1 ticket had won them the Saturday jackpot.
And now, with the help of a Raspberry Pi plugged into an old analogue TV, the service lives on.
Follow the link for more information… or type 314 into your remote now…