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The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers

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The invention of the telegraph and the "online" pioneers who ensured the communications revolution.

Synopsis:

In the 19th century, the first online communications network was in place. The saga of the telegraph offers parallels to that of the Internet and is a remarkable episode in technological history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [214]-217) and index.

Table of Contents

The mother of all networks — Strange, fierce fire — Electric skeptics — The thrill electric — Wiring the world — Steam-powered messages — Codes, hackers, and cheats — Love over the wires — War and peace in the global village — Information overload — Decline and fall — The legacy of the telegraph.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425171691
Author:
Standage, Tom
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Acoustics & Sound
Subject:
Telegraph
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
ES-91-4
Publication Date:
19991015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.52x5.51x.67 in. .41 lbs.

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