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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)            800880010a   0p
 MR M A WHELAN                 011138245
 Hi gang!  I've only been a 'netter     
since Christmas but I'd just like to say
that I really think you lot have        
provided us with a really decent service
.  Is it true that Mnet will eventually 
split up from Pretzel?  Rgds, Marc.     
                           Sent 18:13:20
 Thanks very much - we try our best, and
 there is still much we can do to       
 improve things further.                
 I think that's unlikely, as there isn't
 a comparable nationwide local access   
 system that we could use!              
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