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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Minitel 1 bi standard: Notice à usage professionnel


Documentation for the Minitel 1b terminal equipment produced by Telic in 1986. The Minitel 1b, also known as the "bi standard" Minitel 1, supported…

Godefroy Troude, sysop, «Pinky» Minitel micro-serveur, 1986-1992


Godefroy Troude was the sysop of a Minitel micro-serveur called "Pinky" from 1986 to 1992. He shared with us two stories from his memories of that…

Listel: Repertoire des Services Teletel No. 5 (Janvier 1987)


Listel was a guidebook for Minitel services produced by a third party. It includes a much larger and broader range of services than the official…

Le Guide du Minitel No. 3 (Fevrier 1988)


Another third party guidebook for Minitel. This edition of the "Le Guide" promises 4,500 services.

Envoi: L'Annuaire des Services Minitel (France Telecom, 1993)


This Minitel guidebook was published in 1993 by France Telecom. The preamble includes a short insert consisting of 16 full-color, glossy pages with…