Network visibility

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Wed Oct 20 18:31:34 UTC 2021

Jay Hennigan wrote:
> On 10/20/21 10:30, Mel Beckman wrote:
>> Owen,
>> LOL! Yeah, and in 1838 Samuel Morse’s telegraph system used 
>> electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire to 
>> Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. Was/ that /the Internet?
> Nope. And it wasn't even the first digital encoding of text. Braille 
> preceded it, and arguably semaphore.
There's a wonderful book, "The Victorian Internet" - that talks about 
telegraphy, including optical telegraphy - and how the various telegraph 
networks were internetworked.

When it came to message traffic, it really was a lot like the modern 

Miles Fidelman

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