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Bridging the Gap: The Cable and Its Challengers, 1918–1988

Jonathan Reed Winkler

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/9780262012867.003.0028
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter surveys how the value and vulnerability of cables manifested in 1918, and how fiber-optic cables changed the industry altogether in 1988. The sequential rise of the telegraph cable, ... More


Embodied Eloquence, the Sumner Assault, and the Transatlantic Cable

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter depicts South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks’ 1856 assault on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner as a flashpoint for 1850s controversies over the laying of transatlantic ... More


Fiber-Optic Submarine Cables: Covering the Ocean Floor with Glass

Jeff Hecht

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/9780262012867.003.0035
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history of fiber-optic telecommunications, beginning with Charles Kao, who proposed the concept in 1966. The first transatlantic submarine cable would be the TAT-8, which ... More


The World's News, 1865–1914

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/9780198207689.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter recounts the rapid growth of Reuters after they completed the world's first transatlantic cable and how their subscribers began to receive an unbroken flow of news. The speed of news by ... More


The Wiring of the World

Simone M. Müller

in Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This final chapter argues for the importance of actor-networks perspective. Through the actor networks' perspective, this study links macro-structural processes of imperialism and capitalist ... More


Coda

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Coda links the expressions of telegraphic optimism in two antebellum lithographs to the larger recall of affection that characterizes U.S. regard for England near the end of the Civil War. It ... More


Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Simone M. Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The successful laying of a transatlantic cable in 1866 remade world communications. A message could travel across the ocean in minutes, shrinking the space between continents, cultures, and nations. ... More


Bombes

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0020
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Turing’s Enigma-cracking ‘bombe’ was one of his major contributions to winning the war. His revolutionary machine gave the Allies open access to Germany’s ... More


Bombes

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0020
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Turing’s Enigma-cracking ‘bombe’ was one of his major contributions to winning the war. His revolutionary machine gave the Allies open access to Germany’s secret military communications. This ... More


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