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Faxed : the rise and fall of the fax machine

Author: Jonathan Coopersmith
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.
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Faxed is the first history of the facsimile machine--the most famous recent example of a tool made obsolete by relentless technological innovation. Jonathan Coopersmith recounts the multigenerational, multinational history of that device from its origins to its workplace glory days, in the process revealing how it helped create the accelerated communications, information flow, and vibrant visual culture that  Read more...
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History
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Coopersmith, Jonathan, 1955-
Faxed
(DLC) 2014016734
(OCoLC)881064516
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Coopersmith
ISBN: 9781421415925 1421415925 1421415925
OCLC Number: 903646214
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
First patent to first World War, 1843-1918 --
First markets, 1918-1939 --
Facsimile, 1939-1965 --
The sleeping giant stirs, 1965-1980 --
The giant awakes, 1980-1995 --
The fax and the computer --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.
Responsibility: by Jonathan Coopersmith.

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