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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)            800880000a   0p
 FRASER C MOORE                219998821
 Will the move improve services?        
What is the reason for the move?        
                           Sent 18:05:19
 As you've no doubt read, costs of      
 office space in London are rising VERY 
 steeply, so it's simply much cheaper   
 for us to move out there.              
 AND, once we're there, we should be    
 able to walk to other parts of the     
 building and sort out any problems much
 more easily than in the past.          
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