Sometimes I don't wonder why us techies are despised
My 71 year old mother was an avid user of teletext, she loved it.
I got her a computer a while back as teletext was going with the digital switchover, she hasn't quite got the hang of it yet and at 71 she probably never will.
She could use teletext when she wanted whereas she has to sit at the pc to use the internet and can't do anything else at the same time - she was able to multi-task well before the phrase was coined.
A big part of her multi-media experience has been culled with the death of teletext, as someone in IT she has looked to me to help her fill the gap, what am I supposed to try next? An iPad?
We might not miss the end of teletext but when the world starts and stops with us techies it will be a sad sad day.