The Victorian Internet

By Tom Standage
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"The Victorian Internet" by Tom Standage is an enlightening exploration of the parallels between the invention of the telegraph in the 19th century and the rise of the internet in the 20th century. Standage artfully illustrates how the telegraph revolutionized communications and transformed society. Through engaging anecdotes, he showcases how the telegraph facilitated global connectivity, enabled instant messaging, and fostered online communities. Drawing on historical evidence, Standage unearths the parallels between the Victorian era and the internet age. This thought-provoking book sheds light on the astonishing similarities between these two technological revolutions, highlighting the timeless human desire for connection and the transformative power of communication tools.
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