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dgritsko · 2017-11-06 · Original thread
I came to the comments section to make sure this article was posted, it's such a fantastic read. If you read it and are hungry for more, check out "How the World Was One" by Arthur C. Clarke. It's a fascinating history of telecommunications with a large focus on submarine cables.

https://www.amazon.com/How-World-Was-Arthur-Clarke/dp/055307...

dayjah · 2015-10-12 · Original thread
I'd also recommend "How the world was one" ( http://www.amazon.com/How-World-Was-Arthur-Clarke/dp/0553074... )

It does an astonishingly good job of describing how networks evolved and why the function as they do today (as of mid-90's - not much has changed AFAICT).

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