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Fixed Flow: Undersea Cables as Media Infrastructure

Nicole Starosielski

in Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between media content and the capacity of hard infrastructure, offering a framework for understanding how particular technologies, social practices, and natural ... More


Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012867
eISBN:
9780262255059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the end of the twentieth century, fiber-optic technology had made possible a worldwide communications system of breathtaking speed and capacity. This network is the latest evolution of ... More


Introduction

Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang

in Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012867
eISBN:
9780262255059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces and tracks the history of the speed at which our worldwide communications system developed. It relays the major points and focuses on the collection of essays included in the ... More


Inventions That Shaped the Modern World

David Segal

in One Hundred Patents That Shaped the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834311
eISBN:
9780191872426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834311.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This entry describes the development of Morse code by Samuel Morse. It gives a background to Samuel Morse’s life. Also it describes the development of the electric telegraph on land and later using ... More


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