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When I was a kid I always wanted to use a Minitel terminal. These were essentially dumb terminals hooked up basic servers that allowed you to send email and get information, much like today’s postal service and newspapers.

Apparently French ISP Neuf Cegetel is going to create Minitel 2.0 using a mini Linux computer and keyboard. The full kit costs 99 euro – about $130 – and the PC and service itself costs $54.

It’s no greenscreen and clacky keyboard, but it’s darn close. Anyone in France who can fill us in?

France caters to market for the most simple of computers [IHT]

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