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Handbook of Energy by Christopher G. Morris, Cutler J. Cleveland

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Section 40

Communication

The subject area Communication deals with notable events in the history of communication that are associated with advances in technology. These range from early events such as Gutenberg’s introduction of movable type, to the development of various forms of electronic communication in the 19th and early 20th centuries, to the computer revolution and the rise of the Internet in recent times. This section also includes important publications dealing with energy, such as pioneering textbooks or influential journals.

After the printing press, the second major development for communication was the use of electricity. This led to the telegraph, telephone, radio, motion pictures, television, and eventually the computer. As new ...

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