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The Victorian Internet

This looks like a very interesting book. I often feel like a Victorian scholar, communicating with distant colleagues.

The Victorian Internet:
The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Tom Standage.


I got it about 4 years ago. It is a very interesting read, about the development of the telegraph and its attendant consequences. Reading about some of the earliest telegraph operators reminded me of a lot of the developers I know. Same attitudes, and in some cases same behavior and consequences - ie hacking etc.

enjoy it.