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Re: France tech
junko.yoshida   10/4/2015 8:00:12 AM
David, I am glad you brought up Minitel. Yes, I was actually a big fan of Minitel; I even once interviewed France Telecom on the future of that service. Of course, that was when France Telecom was facing the tail end of Minitel service, which in the end couldn't compete with the Internet. But the lesson at that time was...yes, security is extremely important and the French do understand it.

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David Ashton   10/4/2015 2:28:40 AM
I'm not that surprised.  France rolled out its Minitel service in 1982 - a modem/CRT terminal that was given out to phone subscribers free in lieu of a phone book.    It rapidly grew to provide many of the services we take for granted on the internet today - online bookings, purchasing and games.  I was impressed with it the first time I saw it, and thought the crude graphics became dated pretty quickly, it was very go-ahead at the time.  In terms of building security, automation, etc, France always seemed to me to be a bit ahead of most other places.

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Blog Voyage   10/3/2015 9:09:26 AM
Hi all,

I'm one of your french readers and you're right. "Internet des Objets" is absolutely growing so fast in France.

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