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Macau

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines telecommunications development in Macau. The telecommunications infrastructure was built under the monopoly of CTM (Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau) — a joint venture ... More


Peter Hugh Jefferd Lloyd-Jones 1922–2009

NIGEL WILSON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264904
eISBN:
9780191754081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264904.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Hugh Lloyd-Jones was an eminent Latin scholar who, during the Second World War, learnt Japanese and was posted to the Wireless Experimental Centre near Delhi. He became Regius Professor of Greek at ... More


The American Boom

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the boom of the broadcasting sector in the U.S. It discusses American visitor P.F. Godley's address to the Wireless Society of London in which he described broadcasting ... More


The Post Office Proposes

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the role of the British Post Office in the formation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that F.J. Brown was the Post Office official directly concerned ... More


Radio Communications, Education, Manufacturing, and Innovation in the Australian Radio Industry

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the complex effects that the Empire, industry, and education had on radio development. Like Canada and New Zealand, Australia had a strong political interest in promoting radio ... More


Introduction

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction begins with a close reading of Rudyard Kipling’s “Wireless” in order to clarify the influence of auditory technology on turn-of-the-century literature. While explaining the ... More


The Autocracy of Roderick Jones, 1919–1934

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

Sir Roderick Jones ran Reuters as an autocracy. This had been his style in South Africa, and it was still more his style as head of Reuters between the wars. Between the wars, Reuters encountered ... More


Freifunk: When Technology and Politics Assemble into Subversion

Gregers Petersen

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The chapter traces the lines that weave together wireless technology and subversive politics in Berlin, Germany. It examines a new wireless networking paradigm, and the creation of a free ... More


How Bigger Brains Are Organized

Peter Sterling

in Principles of Neural Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The brain regulates internal physiology and metabolism -- slow processes that can be modulated without any wire – just with cheap chemistry. The brain secretes hormone molecules into the blood -- ... More


Information Processing in Protein Circuits

Peter Sterling

in Principles of Neural Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

A protein circuit processes information like an electronic circuit -- by passing a signal through successive components that transform it according to their particular input-output (I/O) functions. ... More


A Smart Mob Is Not Necessarily a Wise Mob

Howard Rheingold and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0030
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Howard Rheingold, professor and expert in cultural, social and new digital media fields, who coined the term ‘Virtual Community’, starts this dialogue by defining the complex meaning encompassed in ... More


The Art of Tele-Community Development: The Telluride Infozone

Richard Lowenberg

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The InfoZone, a project of the Telluride Institute in southwest Colorado, was an early example-setting community networking initiative, cited for being the first rural Internet PoP in 1992-93, and ... More


Little wireless magazines

Eric Bulson

in Little Magazine, World Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Six examines how Guglielmo Marconi’s invention of the wireless telegraph in 1895, which eventually enabled the widespread use of radio broadcasting in the 1920s, challenged avant-garde ... More


The Origins of Cable and Wireless Limited, 1918–1939: Capitalism, Imperialism, and Technical Change

Robert Boyce

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/9780262012867.003.0056
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which gives an overview of the history of Cable and Wireless Limited, and the company’s effect on the industry, begins with the Imperial Wireless and Cable Conference in 1928 to engage ... More


At the Speed of Sound: Techno-Aesthetic Paradigms in U.S.–French Broadcasting, 1925–39

Derek W. Vaillant

in Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter sketches the history of U.S–French electronic communications prior to the rise of U.S.–French radio broadcasting. Focusing primarily on France, it analyzes the anticipatory and reactive ... More


Information in the 1890s: Technological, Journalistic, Imperial, Occult

Richard Menke

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the impact of new communication technologies on the meaning of ‘information’, and the fears and fantasies it generated, in the late nineteenth century. It looks specifically ... More


Signal

Alejandra Bronfman

in Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628691
eISBN:
9781469628714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628691.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

The book opens with an account of Frank Butler’s journey to Guantánamo, Cuba to build the region’s first wireless station. This introductory chapter frames the advent of both cables and wireless ... More


The Global Communications Industry and Its Impact on International Shipping before 1914

Lars U. Scholl

in Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Lars U. Scholl uses this chapter to examine the impact of wireless and telecommunication on the globalisation of the international shipping industry before 1914. The chapter discusses the history of ... More


Father Brown and the Marconi Scandal

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories and the so-called Marconi scandal. It first considers Wilfrid Ward's review of Chesterton's book Orthodoxy and Chesterton's meeting ... More


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