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Communications, transportation, and commerce have been inextricably intertwined since the beginning of human history until quite recently, and they still remain closely related today.

“The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication in America. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it.” Media and the American Mind (Czitrom, D. J., 1982)

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system: 380 Commerce, communications, transportation
See also transportation and commerce

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General

Dictionary

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Britannica

Preservation

History

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
From the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network…

Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Communication
Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)
Museum of Broadcast Communications
The Museum of Communications (Telecommunications History Group)
Caring for antique communication devices: phonographs, radios, telephones, and other communication devices (Smithsonian)

Library

Library of Congress, Transportation and Communication Maps, WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

Association for Computing Machinery

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun




Future


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    on May 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm

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    on May 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm

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    on May 14, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    A research team has demonstrated that the two most common email encryption standards are vulnerable to attacks. Their attack, referred to as Efail, proved successful in 25 out of 35 tested email programs using the S/MIME encryption standard and in 10 out of 28 tested programs using OpenPGP. […]



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