note to self: check out the victorian internet:

“This story of the early days of electrical experimentation leads off The Victorian Internet, a fascinating story of the telegraph by Tom Standage, a journalist who writes for The Economist. Thankfully, Standage makes the point that the telegraph was the Internet of it’s age, but then lets the metaphor drop and tells the story of the spread of the telegraph on it’s own terms.”

“Standage’s The Victorian Internet is an example of the history of technology at it’s finest. It explains the technology, but shows how the technology became real and how it changed our lives. This book is a must-have for anybody interested in how our village became global.”

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