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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)            80088001a    0p
 CHANNEL-X COMMS               603505971
 Who did you use to lug all of your     
computer equipment from Herbal Hill and 
isn't there a chance that you'll loose  
data if you say drop a 'pooter?         
                           Sent 18:01:29
 Actually, we hired the transporter from
 Star Trek, and beamed it all to Apsley!
 We're giving away the transporter kit -
 but you'll have to supply a compatible 
 keyboard and monitor yourself!         
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