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Harvard educated Roger B. Hill spent decades with AT&T and Bell Labs. Authoritative articles on early switching. Radar historyby Robert Buderi. An excerpt from his book:The Invention That Changed The World. Good Worcellular telephonehistoryld War II coverage. Telephone history. My popular United States oriented telephone history series. Original research and... Continue reading
The act of moving ones hand caused current to move. Mechanical energy into electrical energy. Although many years away, a turbine powered dynamo would let the power of flowing water or burning coal produce electricity. Got a river or a dam? The water spins the turbines which turns the generators... Continue reading
The U.S. military begins using fiber optics to improve communications systems when the navy installs a fiber-optic telephone link on the USS Little Rock. Used to transmit data modulated into light waves, the specially designed bundles of transparent glass fibers are thinner and lighter than metal cables, have greater bandwidth,... Continue reading
This section is a summary of some of the material contained inHobbes Internet Timelineand also contains sources fromPros Online - Internet History,What is the Internet?andHistory of Internet and WWW : View from Internet Valleyand a variety of text books. Consult these source for more detailed information. External Gateway Protocol specification... Continue reading
1861The GermanPhilipp Reismanages transfer voice electrically over a distance of 340 feet, seeReis telephone. Thomas Alva Edisonnotes variable resistance in carbon grains due to pressure, but shelves the discovery. 1889A. G. Smith patents a telegraph switch which provides fortrunksbetween groups of selectors allowing for the first time, fewer trunks than... Continue reading
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