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The Victorian Internet

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The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

Long before Silicon Valley became synonymous with all things digital, New York was a hub for imagining, developing, and selling the technology that ultimately reshaped entertainment, commerce, and daily life. The Silicon City exhibition at the New-York Historical Society explores this overlooked history of the city as a center for computing, and the museum store has a wonderful collection of fun, high-tech (and low-tech) gifts for the occasion.

ITEM NUMBER: 13898

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