The Victorian Internet

The Victorian Internet : The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers

By (author) Tom Standage , Foreword by Vinton Cerf


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"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.

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  • Paperback | 233 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 200g
  • 25 Feb 2014
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • 162040592X
  • 9781620405925
  • 198,511

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Tom Standage is the former technology editor and current business editor at the" Economist." He is the author of Writing on the Wall: Social Media--The First 2000 Years, the bestseller "A History of the World in 6 Glasses," An Edible History of Humanity, "The Turk," and "The Neptune File." He lives in London.

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