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I never thought of Morse, Bell or Marconi as being astronomers. And I was right. At a time when the average person never traveled much more then 5 miles away from home, being the master of space did not require going to the moon. If this book were written today it might be called “Masters of the Communication Revolution”.

It was interesting to examine this communication revolution with the wonderment of a 1917 perspective. I can imagine sitting in today’s classroom hearing, “The telegraph was invented and then along came cell phones.” Hardly sounds like the world changing events these men caused. World changing they were and they all paid a price.

Most remarkable are the predictions made in the final chapter. It seems we are the future.

Skim if you must but where ever you stop to read there will be something of interest.
09/18/2006