When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking about Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century

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In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New , Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the ...

When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking about Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century 1990, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195063417

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