Dear Viewer,

By the time you read this, I will be dead.

When I started out in 1974, I was the future – TV’s first robot newsreader. But what once seemed cutting-edge is now regarded as hopelessly old-fashioned, and I have been frozen out by the powers that be, yet another victim of BBC ageism.

I can’t take it any more. It’s a struggle to get up for the nightshift, and my poor pixels are tired. My friend Oracle said it would end like this.

Goodbye, cruel world.

The Last Broadcast from BBC Ceefax.

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The Last Broadcast from BBC Ceefax

Chris McLeod

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I’m a developer living in Scotland. I work for an international IT Services company, with my main experience and current role being in the Oil & Gas sector. I also code PHP, JavaScript, a little Ruby, and I'm hoping to learn Clojure, Haskell and Python next. I've got a reasonable amount of experience in infrastructure, servers, and desktops. I'm fairly platform neutral, having used Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and WebOS over the years. Outside of work I have a passion for gadgets, technology, and geek culture.

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