Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet

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ABC (American Broadcast Company) 123 , 124 , 264 , 267 , 296 , 312 , 314
ABC (Atanasoff-Berry Computer) 167 -8, 174 , 204
Aberdeen Proving Ground (Ballistics Research Laboratory) 161 , 163 , 166 -9, 177 , 186
Académie des Sciences, l’ 88
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 119
ACE 177 , 184 -5, 190 , 204
Adcock, Willis 221
ADIVAC 186
Admiralty, British 22 , 71
Advent 284 -5
AEG 266
AEI 295
Ahl, David 233 , 347
Aiken, Howard 156 , 164 -5, 170 , 202
Akai 117
Alexander 340
Alexander, William 24
Alexanderson, E.F.W. 95 , 132
Algerbraic Compiler 202
Alien Property Custodian 267
al Kashi 160
ALOHANET 329
Altair 8800 233 , 235 -6
Alto 235
AM see modulation
America Online 333 , 334
American Airlines 322
American Bell Telephone Company see Bell Telephone Company
American Electronics Association 349
American Graphophone Company 62 ;
see also Columbia Graphophone Company
American Mathematical Society 163
American Speaking Telephone Company see Western Union
American Telegraph Company 73 , 244
American Telegraphone Company 62 -3
American Telephone and Telegraph Company see AT&T
American Totalisator 190 -2
Ameritech 333
Ampère, André Marie 22
Ampex Corporation 138 , 267 , 270
AMS 225
Anglo-American Telegraph Company 73
Anik 297 , 312
ANPA (American Newspaper Publishers Association) 86
Apple Corporation 234 -6, 239
Apple Mac 347 ;
I 234 ;
II 234
Aristotle 33
Armenguard, M. 93
Armstrong, Edwin 75 , 78
Army, US 76 , 192 , 217 -19, 222 , 267 , 272 , 279 -80, 284 , 325
ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) 235 , 325 , 328 , 331
ARPANET 324 , 327 , 328 -32, 334 , 349
ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers) 84
ASCC 165
AsiaSat 303
Association of Scientific Workers 193
Astra I-E 302
Atanasoff, John 167 -8
AT&T:
coaxial cables 262 , 264 , 307 ;
competition 251 -3, 255 -60;
Comsat 299 ;
creation 249 -50;
ERPE 115 ;
government 81 , 115 -16, 217 , 256 -60, 333 ;
ground stations 29 ;
Hollywood 115 ;
IBM 196 ;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures xi
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Introduction: A Storm from Paradise 1
  • Part I - Propagating Sound at Considerable Distances 17
  • 1 - The Telegraph 19
  • 2 - Before the Speaking Telephone 30
  • 3 - The Capture of Sound 51
  • Part II - The Vital Spark and Fugitive Pictures 65
  • 4 - Wireless and Radio 67
  • 5 - Mechanically Scanned Television 88
  • 6 - Electronically Scanned Television 100
  • 7 - Television Spin-Offs and Redundancies 126
  • Part III 145
  • 8 - Mechanising Calculation 147
  • 9 - The First Computers 166
  • 10 - Suppressing the Main Frames 189
  • 11 - The Integrated Circuit 206
  • 12 - The Coming of the Microcomputer 227
  • Part IV - The Intricate Web of Trails, This Grand System 241
  • 13 - The Beginnings of Networks 243
  • 14 - Networks and Recording Technologies 261
  • 15 - Communications Satellites 276
  • 16 - The Satellite Era 295
  • 17 - Cable Television 305
  • 18 - The Internet 321
  • Conclusion: the Pile of Debris 337
  • Notes 343
  • References 351
  • Index 361
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