The Victorian Internet

  • by Tom Standage
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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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Very nice audiobook

This topic is a favorite of mine and I already own 'A Thread Across the Ocean'. That book has as its subject the rather hurculean effort to lay down the first trans Atlantic cable. The title Victorian Internet is entirely apt; I came to the same conclussion years ago and this is a fine accounting of the entire affair.
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- David "Hellicopter Man"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio