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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Everything comes in cycles

Loved this book. Was waiting to read it for ages and was delighted when it popped up in my recommendations. The hype associated to the Internet and the telegraph is uncanny.
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- Ronan

Book Details

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