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  • Essay On What Effect Did The Telegraph Have On American Communication

    In the beginning of the 19th century, cities were growing and railroads were expanding, but people couldn't send or receive messages in a short amount of time. One example of how news and messages were transmitted was the Pony Express. There were some electrical communications, but they were either too slow or too complicated. Railroads were helping expand the country quickly, they were connecting cities to each other, but there needed to be some form of communication to pass messages throughout America. That is what Samuel Morse and his new system of telegraphy successfully achieved. In the early 1800’s, all of the required parts that were needed to build an electrical communication system had been discovered. The most important of these were the battery by Volta, the relationship between electric current and magnetism by Oersted, and the electromagnet by Henry (Oersted). The only thing that…

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  • Analysis Of Amusing Ourselves To Death By Neil Postman

    Decentralization, the most important distinction of Internet discourse makes Internet not comparable to the telegraph, radio, and television. Prior to the age of telegraphy, oral and typographic culture are the main stream communication methods, “the American was still a composite of regions, each conversing in its own ways, addressing its own interests.” Then telegraph changed this by “erased state lines, collapsed regions, and wrapping the continent in an information grid”(P65). After…

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  • Eula Eiss's 'Time And Distance Overcome'

    Essay on “Time and Distance Overcome” In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his telephone that helped people communicate over longer distance. However, with this invention also followed multiple problems. Problems which Eula Biss’ essay “Time and distance overcome” from 2008, recounts. In the essay she focusses on the different aspects of the telephone and especially the telephone pole, and why the history of the telephone pole might not be as stainless as one might think The essay is…

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  • River Of Shadows Analysis

    during the 1800s in “The Annihilation of Time and Space,” which is excerpted from her interesting historical book, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. In the article, Solnit argued the invention of photography, railroad, and telegraphy, which greatly impact people’s life by changing time and space. Through the paper, Solnit used other historical scholarships as evidence to support her thoughts. The intended audiences would be those people who interest in…

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  • Marxism And Dehumanization

    Marx also claims that capitalism is a dehumanization process that produces alienation. The objective of corporations is to try and make as much profit as they can. More workers naturally mean obtain more product quicker. However, because of the new technological advances, they found a new means to replace hand labor with machines. Marx sustained that “Capitalist seek to replace workers with machines” (qtd, in Handout book 17). Machines like railroads, steam engine, and telegraphy made the…

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  • The Importance Of The Telegraph In The Trenches

    would be no need for a reply, which was when the delivery boy or girl didn’t need to wait. Telegraphs were the way of informing the soldier’s family if the soldier had been injured, killed, or had gone missing. That is the reason, why people got very anxious when a telegraph came. Wireless telegraph is a method of communicating using radio waves. The soldiers in the trenches used wireless telegraphy sets to send and receive messages to the generals in the headquarters. This was a good way of…

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  • Immigrants In The 20th Century

    With this prosperity and possibility came jobs. Still largely a rural society, Americans increasingly moved to the city looking for work, armed with a belief in the possibilities and a strong work ethic. Alongside them came nearly a half-million immigrants in 1900, also seeking a better life. America's Industrial Revolution produced much prosperity and leisure, but also much poverty and disillusionment. Tycoons such as J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie amassed fortunes greater than many European…

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  • Essay On Civil War Communication

    A strip of paper ran through the bracket located at the left edge of the machine. Then a steel pin would poke dots and dashes into the paper, revealing a message in Morse Code. Some machines even used audible taps to deliver messages (Civil War Times). Operators would have to translate, then deliver the messages. These operators played a major role in the Civil War. Being a wartime operator meant traveling with the army to send and translate messages. This was a very risky job; one in every ten…

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  • Morihei Ueshiba

    Thomas Edison was an inventor who is commonly known for his invention of the light bulb. He had a very poor education, and dropped out of school when he was 12 years old. Not soon after the start of the Civil War, Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and traveled around the country as a telegrapher. Throughout his travels Edison fell ill and became partially deaf from the untreated illnesses. Edison began to work on an invention that would repair his hearing, unfortunately he quit telegraphy before…

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  • Eli Whitney's Positive Effects

    communicate. The invention advanced by sounds or signals shifting into radio waves, which then move throughout the air and near floating bodies of mass, and the radio receiver changes them back into the sounds we listen to. While twenty two year-old Italian physicist Gugliemo Marconi experimented at his home in Pontecchio, he discovered that when a coil is tuned to a specific frequency there is enough incoming electrical energy to provide for the wireless telegraph to perform. Seeking the…

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