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The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage
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May 11, 09

Read in May, 2009

A very concise history of the telegraph, but also rather effective if my newly-found appreciation of the early communication technology can be used as a measure. Covering the breadth of the 19th century, this book explores the predecessor of the telegraph, the early optical signaling stations of 1800, to the arrival of the telephone toward the end of the century. A fast, mostly factual read.
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