Summary: In the 19th century, the first online communications network was in place. The saga of the telegraph offers parallels to that of the Internet and is a remarkable episode in technological history.
Edition/Copyright: 07 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Walker & Company Published: 09/18/2007 International: No
Praise forThe Victorian Internet ''A dot com cult classic,''Wall Street Journal ''I was simply fascinated by this book. It contains parallels between the reception of the telegraph and the Internet which I knew nothing about.''Vinton Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet ''Sparkling.''Forbes ''Fascinating...If you've ever hankered for a perspective on media Net hype, this book is for you.''Wired ''A delightful book.''Smithsonian ''A fascinating walk through a pivotal period in human history.''USA Today ''An entertaining primer on a complex subject of increasing interest.''Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review ''An admirably efficient and concise telling of the story of the rise and decline of the telegraph.''Henry Petroski, author ofThe Pencil
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