Don't pull plug on Teletext

Don't pull plug on Teletext

SINGAPORE - I am disappointed that MediaCorp has decided to terminate the Teletext service by the end of this month.

Although the technology may be outdated, and information is available on other platforms and media, there are still a good number of older folk who depend on the timely and reliable feeds from the Singapore Exchange to monitor daily stock prices.

Many of them are not tech-savvy enough to quickly switch to using the computer or other mobile platforms.

Perhaps MediaCorp could continue to offer the service for content that is still in high demand.

In this way, it could reduce maintenance costs and, at the same time, continue to cater to the needs of many long-time Teletext users, who would otherwise find themselves lost in this fast-evolving world.

Tay Eng Kiang

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