In Pictures: Old electronics don’t die, they pile up

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The plastic shell of a French Minitel terminal moves on a conveyor belt as it is broken down for recycling in Portet-Sur-Garonne, southwestern France. The Minitel, the box-like terminal with a keyboard and monochrome screen, was introduced on the market in 1982 by telecommunications operator France Telecom and used by the French to get information as a phone directory or to purchase train tickets.

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