Tonight, at 11:30pm GMT, Ceefax will be switched off for good.

For those of us in the UK who didn’t grow up with the internet (read anyone aged 30+), Ceefax can best be explained as the web before it was invented – it showed us that real-time text and data on a screen could be really helpful.

For years we used it to instantly check global and local news, to check live football scores, to check the weather, to play interactive games – hell, some of us even used it to stick subtitles on for the fun of it.

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