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Fun with basic keyboard graphics, a book from 1986 by Winnifred Nichols. Contains step-by-step instructions for 50 keyboard/typewriter works. Plenty of seasonal greetings! Available in full at archive.org thanks to Marcin Wichary.

The 1986 retina screen: the WY-700 video card/screen gave the PC a 1280×800 resolution, and a text-mode of 160 columns by 50 lines. It had a built-in 16×16 font (download), and you could even use your own custom fonts. The high-res modes only supported greyscale, but who needs colours anyway?

Sources: John Elliot, thecomputerarchive.com, PC Mag.

Ditzitel, a Dutch videotex service that was scheduled to launch in 1986 but never did. Full soothing video ad here.

Girotel, a videotex banking service for old white men, running on the Dutch Viditel network from 1986. Most images from here.

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4 Tel the Dog, moving picture, Channel Four Oracle teletext, 26th February 1986. Hmm, that floor looks a bit uneven! Maybe Wiggly has been fooled by an optical illusion?

Captured by Jason Robertson, http://twitter.com/grim_fandango

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Today, 30 years ago.

teletextart:

Prince, Channel Four Oracle teletext, 26th February 1986. Before he was known as the Artist Formely Known As… presumably. This could all be another teletext abbreviation policy, I dunno.

Captured by Jason Robertson, http://twitter.com/grim_fandango

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Today, 30 years ago.

teletextart:

No milk today, Channel Four Oracle teletext, 26th February 1986. It’s OK, I’ll have lager instead. :P

Captured by Jason Robertson, http://twitter.com/grim_fandango

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Today, 30 years ago.

Music ads for Grace Jones and The Pogues on Oracle teletext 1986/87, via Teletext Art.

Kisa Kawkami, AA Files, 1986. via geo-metrie