The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers (Audiobook) by Tom Standage
Unabridged edition 2015 | 5 hours and 22 minutes | ASIN: B00U6P1U9O | MP3, 64 kbps | 152 MB
Genre: Internet & Telecommunications | Read by: Derek Perkins | Language: English
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.