Tag Archives: minitel

Gretel was a Minitel service that was hacked and transformed into one of the earliest chat services around 1982. Video here.

Snapsots from Minitel Rose, the xexy part of the French proto-internet system Minitel. Courtesy of @ViewdataUK and @_1010101.

Reabracadabra, an animated Minitel piece by Eduardo Kac from 1985. It was recently restored and Rhizome is now showing it online in Net Art Anthologies. Accompanied by a text by Goto80.

Minitel action. Photo by Kevin Driscoll.

Telecartes – phone cards for Minitel.

via Minitel Research Lab

Minitel live webcam stream by the Minitel Research Lab, 2011.


Minitel character set. Photo by Kevin Driscoll.

EDTA (1986-1996) Minitel Micro-serveurs for Amstrad, via

Le Minitel n’est pas mort!!!
[SoranneFr] used MiniOS, an OS for Minitel. Arduino communicate with the Minitel using the plug in the back of the device.

A Minitel prototype presented in 1979, via.