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Visa pour l’image 2012 : Diary of Doug Menuez

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Breakfast at Cafe de la Poste by the mini-castle, coffee and croissant with Michel Puech, who told us a fantastic story about his involvement with Le Minitel, France’s early version of the internet. He attended a presentation in Paris by leaders of Sun Microsystems, Microsoft and Cisco around 1994 or 1995 as they toured the world to alert everyone about the internet wonders unfolding rapidly at that time. They were showing off Netscape, the first popular web browser to hit. His reaction, along with his colleagues, after hearing about how you could order a pizza online: “Just like Le Minitel!”

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