The Victorian Internet
The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Discover the captivating history of the telegraph and its impact on society in The Victorian Internet. Follow the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered this technology, from Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. See how the electric telegraph revolutionized communication, shrinking the world faster and further than ever before, and how its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet.
First Published in 1998
2021-02-19T16:54:12.000Z@iangertler @sacca @k8em0 @robertherjavec @briankrebs @fjserna @m49D4ch3lly @Shirastweet There is a great book called the Victorian Internet that talks a lot about the impact of the telegraph. Talk about front running in the stock market, it was insane – source