In a seminal but forgotten 1962 essay, published by American Heritage more than half a century ago, Sir Arthur Clarke predicted a revolution in communications would bring electronic mail, telecommuting, the Internet, and inexpensive long distance calls.
The telegraph was an even more dramatic innovation in its day than the Internet
Though it appears to have sprung up overnight, the inspiration of free-spirited hackers, it in fact was born in Defense Department Cold War projects of the 1950s
The urge to move documents as fast as possible has always been a national pre-occupation, because it has always been a necessity. Fax and Federal Express are just the latest among many innovations for getting the message across.
The story of AT&T from its origins in Bell’s first local call to last year’s divestiture. Hail and good-bye.
The U.S. Post Office, 1775-1974
THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF CODES AND CIPHERS HAS PLAYED AN EXCITING AND OFTEN CRUCIAL PART IN AMERICAN HISTORY