FRENCH MINITEL TERMINALS ARE STACKED
French Minitel terminals are stacked while waiting to be broken down into their components for recycling in Portet-Sur-Garonne, southwestern France.
The Minitel, the box-like terminal with a keyboard and monochrome screen, was introduced on the market in 1982 by telecommunications operator France Telecom and used by the French to get information as a phone directory or to purchase train tickets.
Although there are between 600,000 – 700,000 of the units still in use, the Minitel service will end on June 30, 2012.
Photo by BRUNO MARTIN