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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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Manufacturer: Bloomsbury USA
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Author(s): Tom Standage

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Tom Standage
EAN: 9781620405925
Edition: 2
Feature: The Victorian Internet The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century s On line Pioneers
ISBN: 162040592X
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Bloomsbury USA
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Bloomsbury USA
MPN: black & white illustrations, black & whi
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Studio: Bloomsbury USA
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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 Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraphs 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 For Thousands of Years people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel until the invention of the electric telegraph which nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since 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 eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse who developed the first practical electric telegraph in 1837 to Thomas Edison By 1865 telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another The new technology gave rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime Romances blossomed over the wires Secret codes were devised by some users and cracked by others The benefits of the network were relentlessly hyped by its advocates and dismissed by skeptics Government regulators tried and failed to control the new medium And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought Meanwhile out on the wires a technological subculture with its own customs and vocabulary was establishing itself The electric telegraph unleashed the greatest revolution in communication since the development of the printing press and its story prefigures that of the Internet in numerous intriguing ways Book jacket
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