Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World
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Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

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A little over a century ago the world went wireless. Cables and all their limiting inefficiencies gave way to a revolutionary means of transmitting news and information almost everywhere, instantaneously. By means of Hertzian waves, as radio waves were initially known, ships could now make contact with other ships (saving lives, such as on the doomed R.M.S. Titanic); financial markets could coordinate with other financial markets, establishing the price of commodities and fixing exchange rates; military commanders could connect with the front lines, positioning artillery and directing troop movements. Suddenly and irrevocably, time and space telescoped beyond what had been thought imaginable. Someone had not only imagined this
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ISBN-13 9780199313587
Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Publishing Date 2016-07-27