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Honest Marg (YouTube Channel)


communications : the technology of the transmission of information (as by print or telecommunication) — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Communications, short for telecommunications, is the transmission of information over distances to communicate. In earlier times, it involved the use of visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages such as coded drumbeats, lung-blown horns, and loud whistles. In modern times, telecommunications involves the use of electrical devices such as the telegraph, telephone, and teleprinter, as well as the use of radio and microwave communications, as well as fiber optics and their associated electronics, plus the use of the orbiting satellites and the Internet. — Wikipedia


Communications (Wolfram Alpha)


Communication, transportation and commerce have been intertwined since the beginning of human history, and they remain closely related.

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

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system:

380 Commerce, Communications, Transportation (Library Thing)

See also   Communication, Transportation and Commerce



Caring for Antique Communication Devices: Phonographs, Radios, Telephones, and Other Communication Devices (Smithsonian)


Communications (Engineering and Technology History Wiki)

IEEE Milestones Timeline (Engineering and Technology History Wiki)


Museum of Communication

The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas (National Museum of American History)
Communications Collections (National Museum of American History)


DDC: 384 Communications (Library Thing)
Subject: Telecommunication (Library Thing)

Subject: Telecommunication (Open Library)

LCC: HE 7572 Communications (UPenn Online Books)
LCC: TK 5101 Telecommunication (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: HE 7572 Communications (Library of Congress)
LCC: TK 5101 Telecommunication (Library of Congress)
Subject: Telecommunication (Library of Congress)

Subject: Telecommunication (WorldCat)




MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



CareerOneStop, YouTube Channel (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
CareerOneStop, Official Website (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Telecommunications Engineering Specialists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


International Telecommunications Union


Communications / Networking (Communications of the ACM)
Telecommunication (JSTOR)
Telecommunication (NPR Archives)


US Federal Communications Commission


Communications (




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other


Historically Associated Subjects

Communication, Transportation and Commerce



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