The last minitel services in France have closed last week. Minitel was a videotext service that has been very popular in France in the 80s and 90s. Some have compared it to a pre Web service.
What was very unique was it penetration rate and usage. From kids to senior nearly every family had one. It was very simple to use and pretty slow but gave the service. Senior people swithing to PC and the web are missing it.
Another national technology is coming to an end in this globalized world.