Communications Technology in the 1800's

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It took a cultured, well-read hand to hold a quill pen with finesse. It also helped to know how to write. In the 1820's, Everyone who was Anyone kept a goose handy if they wanted to write home to Mom.

 

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Those without the benefit of a formal education were reduced to performing parlor tricks to entertain their friends. They were largely tolerated, and humored when it was convenient.

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Soon it became the rage to shave one’s head and tattoo various buzzwords of the time onto one’s scalp. These "mapheads," as they came to be known, were ostracized as a group and went on to start oxymoronic businesses, such as wireless cable.

 

 

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It was inevitable that Satellite tracking would evolve at this point. Unfortunately, satellites were yet to be invented for another 100 years. Global access becomes a fashion statement.

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Writing home to Mom took on a whole new dimension with the invention of the "Breath-alyzer Phone. While we still couldn’t talk to her, Mom could tell if we had been drinking grandma’s tonic at the church social.

 

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Gibson Girl Dot Bmp invented the floppy disk. Here she demonstrates the proper way to handle the disk.

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The first Web Search Engine was invented.

 

Unfortunately, they lost it soon thereafter.

 

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The first typewriter is invented. In a fit of rage due to writer’s block, the inventor destroyed his device, but only after going on a cross-state killing spree, and eluding state and federal agents for days. He was quoted as saying that the new device was much mightier than a sword.

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Inter-cranial communication was developed when Herbert Ludd accidentally embedded a tubular vase-like object into his inner ear.

 

 

 

 

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Communications Technology
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