The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Release Date: September 18, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0802716040 | ISBN-13: 978-0802716040 | Edition: 1st A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses--the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized... show more
Release Date: September 18, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0802716040 | ISBN-13: 978-0802716040 | Edition: 1st
A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses--the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.
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.
Publish date: October 15th 1999
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 19th Century
, History Of Science
A gripping story of invention and innovation in the 19th century. Two things particularly struck me: (a) that the initial experiments with the electric telegraph were much earlier than I had imagined and well before Faraday's theory of electricity explained what lay behind it all; (b) the long, 30 ...
I came across this title when I read the author's A History of the World in Six Glasses but have only now made the time to read it. It is what it purports to be: the story of the telegraph with heavy comparisons to the internet. Indeed, the writers of one of my favourite TV shows (The Murdoch Myster...