Tag Archives: fax

And email.

And the fax machine.

Found in the bowels of the EU broadcasting archives.

Gay Byrne introduces a new invention from a company called TextTel from Ennistymon, Co Clare, on The Late Late Show in May,1984. And uses it to send a self-deprecating proto-Tweet (3.30).

The nameless invention had been ordered by the thousand, mostly from the US, Textel’s founder Kevin Neville tells Byrne.

Anyone know what happened next?

Watch here.

Thanks Jack Jones


Comic, Mike Lacher of Wondertonic takes the piss out of Apple, Powerpoint and plenty more besides with this fake dot-com startup pitch for the ‘winner of the SXSW 2011 Worst Website Ever Award’ Brother Intellifax 2800 Fax App Store.

Fax. It hasn’t gone away, you know. Oh no wait. It has.