|How the telegraph changed the world
By William J. Phalen.
HE7631.P534, Lee Wee Nam Library
Invented in the 1830’s, the telegraph soon became indispensable. By 1851 there were more than 50 companies providing telegraphic service in the United States alone. The telegraph played a pivotal role in warfare beginning with the American Civil War, featured prominently in the creation of the first large American corporation, Western Union, and made possible long distance communication with the laying of the transatlantic cable. This book describes the global impact of the telegraph from its advent to its eventual eclipse by the telephone four decades later. .[As taken from Amazon]
The telegraph fundamentally changed the way communication happened, since the telegraph was the first time data was sent electrically over a wire. For many, computers have overtaken various methods of conversation as a means of communication. Communication and Cyberspace traces the history of communication technology and explores the many ways in which computers and the Internet are now being used to facilitate communication. Covering the history of communication technology, this new, full-color resource examines how staying in touch with friends and family has gotten easier with the invention of newer technological advancements and how some of these advancements have even accommodated people with disabilities. [As taken from Amazon]