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Minitel is Dead, Vive l’internet!

Minitel is Dead, Vive l’internet!

The French State shut down Minitel 5 years ago today. Minitel had been the first mass market online platform, more than a decade before the internet became popular. While many will think of Minitel wih nostalgia today, its legacy is more relevant than ever and lives in key policy and social debates surrounding the internet today.