author={J. Light},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={355 - 378}
  • J. Light
  • Published 2006
  • New Media & Society
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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