Week 5 - Telecommunications
Click on the title of each topic below to be
linked to an article about that topic. Each student is responsible for
reading every article.
Romans had specialized mechanisms for communicating
They were interesting as they used two very different mechanisms for
Possibly because the new world societies never developed the wheel as a
technology (although they did use it as a toy), they developed
tremendous runner networks.
This article is a bit simplistic, but covers the basics.
The pony express is another animal powered communication
Easy to read history of radio.
Read parts I and II
Another simplistic article
Slightly dated piece by one of the key developers.
It stops (chronologically) about when most of your personal knowledge
The 7 layer cake has defined the model for networking for about a
Economist article about the history of WiFi
Bulletin board systems defined a precursor to much of the modern