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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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Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)


Television and Radio Directory (RefDesk)
Telecommunications, Telephony, Mobile and Wireless Computing (CompInfo – The Computer Information Center)
DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



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


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




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium



Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)






Association for Computing Machinery, NPR Archives








OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form




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