History

Prestel only existed as a public service for around 15 years, but was in development for some time before this.

Planned sections –

  • The Rise of the Travel Agent – A niche market that came to dominate
  • Home Computing – the birth of Micronet 800
  • Home Shopping – before it even had a proper name
  • The Foreign Connection – International Expansion
  • Chat and Controversy – The killer app that got killed
  • So long and thanks for all the modems – the end of Micronet
  • Sold off and gone – the end of Prestel
  • Minitel – how to get it right