The Victorian Internet

by Tom Standage

Book Reviews

  • Despite being written in 1998, the book feels like it could have been written last week and pointing at the challenges and situations we find ourselves in all too often today. The codes, hackers and cheats chapter felt especially relevant to crypto.Link to Tweet
  • Tom is a great writer and a wonderful book author. Every one of his books sits in my library. Victorian Internet was/is my favorite. to Tweet
  • It's been a while since I last read a purely coding book, but I usually don't regret it when I do. I have read more software history books than purely technical. Here's a list from a couple years back of some of my faves. #DevDiscussLink to Tweet

About Book

A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses-the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.