Teletext R Podcast, 24 December 2020 – Advent Calendar Cavalcade
Who ever thought that opening teletext doors could be so much fun? Yes, on today’s episode of Teletext R, Dan and Carl revisit that childhood thrill, the teletext Advent calendar.
Prising open those doors is a simple case of pressing the REVEAL button on your remote, or even just waiting for your page to load up. It’s almost the bare minimum of interactivity, yet the eager anticipation of those pixellated icons is almost unmatched.
And through the years, most major teletext services have featured their own calendars. If you were lucky, they even changed up the icons from year to year.
Today, we’re going to explore some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the humble teletext Advent calendar.