Dr James B. Calvert edit / delete

A site about... everything. I think I got here via the comprehensive section on railway signalling, then got sucked into the tutorial on ancient Greek and the history of the telegraph.

to greek history latin linguistics maths physics railways science telegraph ... on 18 January 2015

History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy edit / delete

"History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network."

to atlantic cable history retrotech telecoms telegraph telephone ... on 27 July 2014

The Phillips Code edit / delete

Not only was "u" for "you" common telegraphic practice, there was actually a widely-adopted standard for these kinds of abbreviations. (Reading between the lines in documentation about the Titanic's last radio signals, you can see that all the messages we're used to seeing written out in perfect longhand English were actually sent as what today looks like SMS-speak...)

to code encoding retrotech telegraph ... on 27 May 2012

telegraphic codes and message practice edit / delete

Extremely detailed overview of telegraphic codes. Lots of examples of codebooks and schemes for digitally encoding characters. Fascinating stuff.

to code encoding retrotech signalling telegraph ... on 27 May 2012

Distant Writing edit / delete

The early history of the telegraph in Britain. Impressively detailed.

to communications history retrotech telegraph ... on 05 April 2010

Wired Love by Ella Cheever Thayer - Project Gutenberg edit / delete

"A Romance of Dots and Dashes." 1880 novel about online romance, via the medium of the telegraph. Not great literature, but it's amusing to see how little has changed.

to amusements etext retrotech telegraph ... on 08 January 2010

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