Télétel, the French Internet of the 80s — How did it work?

Dmitrii Eliuseev
Geek Culture
Published in
10 min readOct 30, 2022

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I suppose, most readers would not believe me if I write that already in the 80s the internet-like system was already working in France. But it was really so.

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How was it possible? Let’s figure it out.

History

Computers became connected to the network many years ago (the TCP and FTP protocols, which are still…

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Dmitrii Eliuseev
Geek Culture

Python/IoT developer and data engineer, data science and electronics enthusiast