Victorian Internet– Tom Standage

An amazingly thin and vapid book. So little deep thought in so many pages! Breezed through it.

My take: Mr. Standage read a number of publications contemporary to the beginning of the telegraph, took some notes, and called it a book.

I must get into this business.

Key insights: Lord Kelvin made his fortune and his name and his title by developing a working bit of the telegraph system. Forget what it was, probably undersea cables.

The telegraph is what changed the word. Everything since (telephone, internet, social media) is an evolution, not a revolution.

My book idea:
Breakthrough: The creative spark in life and culture.

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Posted on August 18, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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