Facsimile: A forgotten 'new medium' from the 20th century

  title={Facsimile: A forgotten 'new medium' from the 20th century},
  author={J. Light},
  journal={New Media Soc.},
  • J. Light
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science, Computer Science
  • New Media Soc.
Scholars have expressed increasing interest in understanding the conceptual and technological roots of contemporary new media. Yet, to date, accounts of the history of media technologies have ignored the rise, fall, and transformation of one innovation whose applications in the first half of the 20th century parallel recent developments in WiFi internet, mobile telephony, telework, telemedicine, online publishing, and video-on-demand. This article introduces scholars to the history of the fax… Expand

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