Book recommendation:

The Victorian Internet

Tom Standage
Paperback
ISBN 0753807033
Buy on Amazon /UK

 

A book about the history of telegraphy might not sound like the most riveting read, but The Victorian Internet is both fascinating and entertaining. Techno-utopianism, moral panic, entirely new ways of working, and a world that has been utterly transformed: the parallels between the telegraph and the internet are laid bare. In fact, this book made me realise that while the internet has been a great accelerator, the telegraph was one of the few instances where a technology could truly be described as "disruptive."

-- @adactio managed by @genmon, March 2016.

 

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