History

Wiring the World

Author: Simone M. Müller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Category: History

Page: 384

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The successful laying of a transatlantic cable in 1866 remade world communications. A message could travel across the ocean in minutes, shrinking the space between continents, cultures, and nations. An eclectic group of engineers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and media visionaries then developed this technology into a telecommunications system that spread a particular vision of civilization—but not everyone wanted to wire the world the same way. Wiring the World is a cultural and social history that explores how the large Anglo-American cable companies won out over alternative visions. Bitter rivalries emerged over telegram prices, visions for world peace, scientific innovation, and the role of the nation-state. Such struggles determined the growth of cable technology, which in turn influenced world history. Filled with fascinating characters and new insights into pivotal events, Wiring the World traces globalization's diverse paths and close ties to business and politics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Transnational Communications

Author: Gerald Sussman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

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Page: 344

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This book is a critical analysis of telematics industries in the Philippines, Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Brazil, India and Singapore. The study contrasts with most previous studies of the `information society' - which focus on the US, Japan and the EEC. Noted scholars make contributions that fill a gap in the literature on communications policy and communications development, in particular national and international political-economic and policy aspects. Topics such as satellites, television, computer systems and links with international communications are discussed as well as specific policy issues which have arisen in opposition to the First World's continuing media and data monopolies.

Network World

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Page: 68

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.

Network World

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Page: 76

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.

Network World

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Page: 52

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.

Network World

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Page: 100

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.
Artificial satellites in telecommunication

Wiring the World

Author: Joseph Newman

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Category: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

Page: 207

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Computers

The Soul of the Internet

Author: Neil Randall

Publisher: London ; Toronto : International Thomson Computer Press

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Category: Computers

Page: 369

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Covering an as yet undocumented Internet topic--the history of the Internet--this book, chronologically organized, covers all important events that led to the development of the Internet. The book is full of interviews with the top personalities involved in the beginning, development, and continuing success of the Internet.