My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846-1950

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The role of the telegraph operator in the mid-nineteenth century was like that of today's software programmer/analyst, according to independent scholar Tom Jepsen, who notes that in the "cyberspace" of long ago, male operators were often surprised to learn that the "first-class man" on the other end of the wire was a woman. Like the computer, the telegraph caused a technological revolution. The telegraph soon worked synergistically with the era's other mass-scale technology, the railroad, to share facilities as well as ...

My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846-1950 2001, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821413432

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