Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers (Paperback)
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Short Description for Victorian Internet 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.
- Published: 18 September 2007
- Format: Paperback 233 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802716040 ISBN 10: 0802716040
- Sales rank: 75,291
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A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses"--the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first. "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.