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1 ... the first 200 years Ian Graham www.iangraham.org

2 (hi)story technology evolution innovation

3 25 December, 1763 b. Claude Chappe

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5 14 July, 1789

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7 2 March, 1791 "si vous réussissez, vous serez bientôt couverts de gloire"

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9 ~3 bits/sec (2 6 words/min) 1400 km/h 560 stations 4,800 km

10 ~1840

11 WAN... short message from Amsterdam to Venice in one hour (~1600 kph). A horse messenger would need a month to do the same. Military, government, some commercial use Did send lottery tickets numbers, though.

12 telegraph semaphore control codes

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14 1837

15 1 January 1845...he is in the garb of a kwaker with a brown coat on which reaches....

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18 Culture coded messages -- AB BFT CK IF CHN ATE social networking technology subculture Monopoly (Western Union)

19 The 1891 World Network

20 …and circa 1914

21 Mr Watson, come here: I want to see you

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24 What use, he asked pleasantly, could this company make of an electrical toy? President Orton, of Western Union, refusing a $100,000 plea to purchase the Bell telephone company assets.

25 Explosive Growth

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