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The Victorian Internet

The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers

Tom Standage

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 fur...
Publish Date
February 24
First Published in 1998
Goodreads rating
Feb 19, 2021
@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
May 29, 2018
The not-Internet Internet of early 20th century and its effect on news/newspapers. From “The Victorian Internet” book, utterly fascinating.      source