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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)            800880037a   0p
 DAVID MARTIN                  019997086
 Moving out of London, do you think this
will be reflected in Micronet. Farming  
hints, daily milk yields?               
                           Sent 19:20:15
 Indeed! We've already got articles such
 as "How to plan your milking programme 
 using your ZX81", and Dialtalk is      
 becoming "Animal farm".                
 What's more, Paul Needs is starting an 
 area called Sheep Net...               
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