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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)            800880002a   0p
 MR M G SISI                   011110665
 Well I s'ppose you'll miss good olde   
Herbal but when you move give the best  
you can, I'm sure you will anyway. I had
a nice Latin phrase to quote, but I've  
forgotten it, but it meant don't let the
***** grind you down !! Gaz             
                           Sent 18:27:14
 There were some nice pubs...           
 You mean "Illegitimi non carborundum"? 
 Late arrivals have arrived, including  
 Ron Meldrum and Tbrix, David "I got my 
 foto in Popcorn" Rosenbaum and ESMFOD  
 himself, Sanjay Bowry.                 
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