A History of the Electrical Signal

From the Atlantic Telegraph Cable to the Quest for Artificial Intelligence

Authored by: David Hochfelder

The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138216266
eBook ISBN: 9781315442686
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I admit it—I’m a nerd. I indulge in a hobby known as DXing, the reception of long-distance radio broadcasts (“DX” is the radiotelegraph abbreviation for distance). In effect, I collect AM radio stations. This is a hobby that originated with the dawn of radio broadcasting nearly 100 years ago, and has a close relationship with the community of licensed amateur radio operators. 1

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