Minitel videotex in action

The mission of the Minitel Research Lab, USA is to create a comprehensive, independent digital Minitel museum and resource center; to explore the technical, social, political and legal significance of the Minitel network; and to make creative use of the machines to incite critical thinking about network design.

The Lab was founded by communication researchers Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll. The physical collection is held in Bloomington, Indiana, at Indiana University.  We'll be happy to show it to you - just email mailland at indiana dot edu for an appointment.

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La Cinq et M6 sticker


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Sticker for Griottines cherries


Promotional sticker noting a Minitel service linked to Griottines cherries, a regional specialty of the Fougerolles.

Sticker for Footflash


Promotional sticker for 3615 FOOTFLASH, a service for football fans.

Sticker for la Fédération Nationale Aéronautique


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Sticker for EVATEL


On this promotional sticker, 3615 EVATEL invites "smart travelers" to an online service with cheap flights, travel stories, forums, games, and more.