Victorian Internet, The

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The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph’s creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

Pages: 256

Pages: 256



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The impact of the industrial revolution on communications, and thus upon human history, cannot be underestimated. In this highly engaging, somewhat lighthearted book, read a detailed description about the invention of the telegraph, starting with its earliest configurations during the Napoleonic Wars.

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