Global Communication Circa 1900

Glad that summer is here! Time to revisit the blog, which has been dormant for a while.

I saw this map on boingboing — an early look at global communication networks, including undersea cables. No idea of the quality of the data. But, it is a reminder that there was interesting structuration of world society well back into the 19th century… which is something we haven’t studied very much. (Actually, I was just talking with Marc Ventresca about this very issue… this map is apropos.)

Original link here.

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