Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking "Long before the coming of the World Wide Web, the Minitel provided a sort of internet-in-one-country. Long before Facebook, Google or Twitter - millions of French people went 'online' daily to search for information, to book their holidays, chat to strangers or seek cheap (or not so cheap) sexual thrills."
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by Laurence on Sat 16th Jun 2012 00:04 UTC
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That article seems to confuse the web for the internet (the web was invented in the 90s, the internet has been around several decades longer). Also it mistakenly called the internet (which I presume the reporter meant web) was a US invention when France (read CERN) had just a big involvement in the emergence of both those technologies.

However web technicalities aside, it was an interesting read

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