Monday, March 12, 2007


Telegraph invented in 1840

In chapter five we learn about the importance of the invention of the first telegraph. This was invented in 1840, around the same time the Sun newspaper was establshed. Both inventions were monumental to the world of communication. The Sun with John Lockes "Moon Hoax" was the story that traveled from continent to continent making the Sun the largest circulating newspaper of its time. Both of these things revolutionized public communication. The sun newspaper and the telegraph really helped the world when dealing with communication and transportation of the communication led to an abundence of new roads and turnpikes.

I think that both of theses things really revolutionized the world of communication and the spread of news from continent to continent.


At 8:57 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

What was the connection between the newspaper business and the rise of the telegraph industry? What part did the competitive nature of the news business play in the demand for faster, more regular point to point communication?


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