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The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers

  title={The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers},
  author={Tom Standage},
The history of the telegraph - the men and women who made it - and its relevance to the current Internet debate Beginning with the Abbe Nollet's famous experiment of 1746, when he successfully demonstrated that electricity could pass from one end to the other of a chain of two hundred monks, Tom Standage tells the story of the spread of the telegraph and its transformation of the Victorian world. The telegraph was greeted by all the same concerns, hype, social panic and excitement that now… 

The Telegraph: Radical Transmission in the 1790s

This essay explores how the new technology of the optical telegraph provoked discussion of the possibilities of globalized communication in the 1790s. It focuses on the Telegraph, an anti-ministerial

New Histories of British Imperial Communication and the 'Networked World' of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

A number of recent histories of Britain’s late-19th century telegraph network have taken inspiration from many sources, not least historians’ concern to test and delineate the contemporary and modern

Introduction: Networks and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical

Discussing the ongoing shift from print to Web and its "reorganization of one- to-many and many-to-one communications under a new hegemony of many- to-many collaboration" in a recent issue of New

Telegraphic Realism: Henry James's In the Cage

  • R. Menke
  • Art
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2000
In setting his 1898 tale In the Cage in a telegraph office, Henry James was adapting and investigating a metaphor that earlier novelists had used for the workings of fiction. As invoked by writers

The Impact of the Telegraph on Anglo-Japanese Diplomacy during the Nineteenth Century

In our age of high-speed communication, it is easy to underestimate how vast the distance between Britain and Japan really is. At a time when it took over four months for letters to cross from Japan

The Internet and the Transformation of the Reality of Everyday Life: Toward a New Analytic Stance in Sociology

This article examines the impact of the Internet on the social construction of reality. By revisiting the lifeworld Berger and Luckmann depicted 40 years ago, I seek to highlight the changes the

Webs, Networks, and Systems: Globalization and the Mass Media in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Empire

  • S. Potter
  • History
    Journal of British Studies
  • 2007
W have of late been encouraged to think of Britain’s imperial past in terms of “webs” and “networks.” Scholars of contemporary globalization, seeking precedent for current perceived trends, have used

Radio, modern communication media and the technological sublime

Leo Marx and others have argued that the reception of technology in the United States during the nineteenth century was conditioned by the ‘technological sublime’. John F. Kasson defined this as a

Along the Wires: Telegraphic Performances and the Wiring of Broadway

In October 1907, French actress Sarah Bernhardt applauded the New York Times for transmitting news wirelessly across the Atlantic. “This fraternal kiss of Europe and America across space is the most

Telegraph Messenger Boys: Crossing the Borders between History of Technology and Human Geography

  • G. Downey
  • History, Geography
    The Professional Geographer
  • 2003
Abstract Historians of telegraphy have traditionally focused on the system-builders who invented wire communications technologies and incorporated them into profit-making enterprises. Geographers of