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

By Tom Standage, Vinton Cerf (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author


Tom Standage is technology editor at the "Economist" magazine and the author of "The Turk", "The Neptune File", and "The Victorian Internet".

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620405925
ISBN-10: 162040592X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: February 25th, 2014
Pages: 233
Language: English