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by Stratoscope
2017-05-12
Start from the beginning of the story to get all the context. It's an interesting read:

https://technicshistory.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/an-expediti...

And if you like this, I recommend The Victorian Internet:

https://tomstandage.wordpress.com/books/the-victorian-intern...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/162040592X


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by TYPE_FASTER
2017-01-13
This book, a good read about the invention and adoption of the telegraph, includes references to information overload from the 1800's.

https://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Internet-Remarkable-Ninetee...


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by TYPE_FASTER
2017-01-13
This book, a good read about the invention and adoption of the telegraph, includes references to information overload from the 1800's.

https://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Internet-Remarkable-Ninetee...


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by edge17
2015-08-28
In the same vein, I read this recently - http://www.amazon.com/The-Victorian-Internet-Remarkable-Nine...

It covers the history of the telegraph and the changes that came with it. Lot of good historical perspective with regard to communication over large distances.


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by gshubert17
2015-04-03
by sanoli
2014-08-29
Also check out "The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers"

http://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Internet-Remarkable-Nineteen...


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by Stratoscope
2013-07-29
This story sounds pretty believable after reading Tom Standage's The Victorian Internet, especially Chapter 8, "Love over the Wires".

That's one of my favorite books (and finally available in a Kindle edition!). Don't take my word for it, read a few of the reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Victorian-Internet/dp/B002STNBKM/

More stories of high tech in the 1800's in Neal Stephenson's Mother Earth Mother Board:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.12/ffglass_pr.html


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