We are serious

Serious Publishing™ is a french young publishing company.

Filo Loco - Christophe Bier - Jimmy Pantera

All content on this site is copyrighted and/or trademarked, and all rights are reserved by the respective authors. Visuals and references are presented here as quotes under Fair Use for the purpose of scholarship, information or review.


Minitel - The French machine

It might be hard to believe today but France was once riding the technology wave, with millions of users surfing a prehistoric black-and-white version of the Web with a device called the Minitel. The machine had a small keyboard and hooked up to a phone line. The French used to do everything from looking up phone numbers to searching for apartments and enjoying soft-porn conversations. If proof was ever needed that the French are deeply attached to their traditions, consider this: More than 20 years after the Minitel was invented and despite overwhelming evidence of the Web's superiority, the small brown box still holds a place of choice in more than 20 million French households. Here're some ads for Minitel "sites".


Le Renal said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Le Renal said...

German minitel screens:


Anonymous said...

No 3615 ulla?