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Celebrity Chatline

Micronet Celebrity Chatline was a mechanism for members to send in questions to a visiting celebrity, and answers were posted up to the system in real time.  This allowed for a limited amount of interaction with follow up questions.   Over the years, many famous names appeared, from Paul Daniels to Max Headroom, and everybody in-between.

This particular session, from 18th May 1989, featured the Micronet staff themselves, and was performed on the eve of their move of offices from Herbal Hill in the Farringdon area of London, where the editorial department had been since the launch of Micronet, out to the BT building in Apsley in the middle of nowhere.  

I have many fond memories of Herbal Hill myself - we shared the building with Motor Cycle News, and remember opening the lift doors on the wrong floor once, and being greeted by a sort of cave, with walls lined with beer cans..

Anyway, over to Ian: (No routing on these - you will have to click the NEXT link below the image)
 MICRONET (c)            800880006a   0p
 DAVID RUSSELL                 919992457
 Which day do you most remember about   
your life at Herbal Hill......??        
                           Sent 19:33:39
 PN says that he most remembers the     
 first day he came to the building, and 
 wondered how people could work in such 
 a ....!                                
 This seems to be common amongst        
 everyone here!                         
 Anna says that her most memorable day  
 was back in 1984 when she received her 
 last pay rise!                         
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