The Victorian Internet

The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Author(s): Tom Standage
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Mar 24, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100090163
Released: Mar 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494590925
Narrator/s: Derek Perkins
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

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Author(s): Tom Standage
Genre: History, Science
Product Number EB00739663
Released: Oct 29, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781635573961

Professional reviews

"Tom Standage first published his history of the telegraph about a year after the once-ubiquitous machine went out of service in 2006. Derek Perkins narrates this revised version with enthusiasm for the technology that shaped the 1800s as the parallels between the telegraph and the Internet are drawn. Standage packs in lots of factual information, blending it with anecdotes. Perhaps the best is the story of a telegraph wedding conducted in two cities to evade a father's objections. Perkins delivers these stories in a voice that has sufficient gravity but that also leaves room for drama and amusement. Even listeners who think they're not interested in the topic could find this audiobook surprisingly fascinating. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"