[ Note: This mail was converted from HTML to text by majordomo. Formatting might be poor. ] > Hey Herve, welcome. I read your post today on my blog about the > D9090. > Do you have pictures of the Minitel? Is that the red one? > Bill > Hi, Bill I've got quite a number of different minitels in my "collection" (a collection starts from 2, right ?) but never ever seen a red one ! It's usualy ranging from white to somewhat "dirt gray" and passing by maron. Some "modern" ones are blue ... but I'm not so familiar with modern ones ! Here are some links (text in French, sorry) where you'll find pictures and evently some interesting details : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel (plenty of details) http://www.agence.francetelecom.com/php/vfrance/esav/script_print.php?newroot=www.agence.francetelecom.com&addr=/php/vfrance/esav/residentiel/pages/produits/minitel/autres_minitels.php (documentation of numerous terminals) http://www.minitel.com/terminaux_public.htm (not sure if it's France Telecom) http://www.orange.fr/bin/frame.cgi?u=http%3A//www.minitel.com%3A8080/ (internet portail - must be using orange ISP) I do own (probably not exhaustively) the following models : Minitel 1 (don't remember wich) Minitel 1b (philips, alcatel - uggly matra hopefully missing) Minitel 2 (philips & alcatel) Minitel 5 (notebook-like minitel - 2 pieces - just 1 working I think) Minitel 10 Minitel 12 (don't know if complete) Magis Desmet (third party colour minitel 1 class - with a "professionnal" keyboard and TI chipset - probably identical to ExelVision's microcomputer) Thomson ???? (third party green minitel with "professionnal" keyboard, 80 columns and other things I don't remember) . . . . For those who have read so far, I also own a working-ultra rare piece of 80's art mentionned in wikipedia's article : an hybrid of a ZX81 in a first generation "trashcan box" minitel (the one that had an ABCDEF keyboard instread of AZERTY - made for people affraif of typewriters !). I've had it 15 or 20 years ago for no more than 10 francs(1.5 euros) with a "new in box" ZX80 - Unbelievable ! Regards - Hervé PS - Thinking to all of that, I absolutely must take pictures of all that and publish it somewhere on the net ! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-04-16 01:20:07
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