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From Telegraphy to Television: the Story of Electrical Communications

Nature volume 130, page 418 (17 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE author's declared intention of giving “a bird's-eye view of telegraphy and telephony in all their branches, showing their history, development, attainments, and future possibilities”, is not quite satisfactorily fulfilled in this volume. Full weight must be given to the difficulties of presenting, in two hundred pages of simple language, a clear story of the spectacular growth of electrical communications. Yet, full weight given, the present result is a little disappointing. The need for simplicity brings with it the danger of superficiality, and the treatment tends to be somewhat patchy, especially in the later chapters.

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