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The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage
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Three-and-three-quarters stars. A readable and compact history of the telegraph and the impact it had on society. While I think it had some good points to make, its title theme -- that the telegraph network was the internet of its time -- was somewhat sketchily justified. But still, it is worth being reminded that each new thing that is supposed to "change everything", was preceded by many other new things that changed some things, but hardly everything.
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December 19, 2018 – Started Reading
December 19, 2018 – Shelved
December 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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