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Published: 24 May 1990

296 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195063417

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When Old Technologies Were New

Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century

Carolyn Marvin

  • This informative and innovative account of the early years of the electronic media assesses how the telephone and the electric light were publicly envisioned at the end of the 19th century.
  • lluminates the broader social impact, presenting a wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining account of the early years of electronic media.