Dot-dash to how modern telecommunications evolved from the telegraph to the internet /

Main Author: Wheen, Andrew.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Springer, c2011.
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Online Access: Online version
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Wheen, an experienced UK-based telecommunications industry professional, presents a historical development of the telecommunications industry and demonstrates how inventions produced by the telecommunications revolution have changed the world. The author contends that the birth of the industry began with the invention of the telegraph by Samuel Morse in the 1830s, leading the way to the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. This in turn led to telephone networks, cell phone technology, and eventually to the modern-day Internet including the World Wide Web, e-mail, search engines, blogs, instant messaging, Skype, and social networking. Wheen investigates how this evolution occurred, which inventions played a major role, and who the key inventors were. He even explains how the Internet works and what lies ahead. The book reserves the more detailed technical discussions for the appendixes. Well illustrated, with an extensive glossary of terms used by the telecommunications industry at the end. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. F. A. Cassara Polytechnic Institute of NYU

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