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Timeline Of Communication Technology

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1. Internet2 organization created






2. Johannes Gutenberg finishes a printing press with metal movable type






3. Joseph Henry proposes and builds an electric telegraph






4. Tsai Lun invents paper






5. Charles Fenerty produces paper from a wood pulp - eliminating rag paper which was in limited supply






6. Erna Schneider Hoover invented a computerized switching system for telephone traffic.






7. Roman Emperor Tiberius rules the empire from island of Capri by signaling messages with metal mirrors to reflect the sun






8. Associated Press organizes Nova Scotia pony express to carry latest European news for New York newspapers






9. Erna Schneider Hoover invented a computerized switching system for telephone traffic.






10. Chester Carlson presents the first photocopier suitable for office use






11. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






12. Samuel Morse builds the first long distance electric telegraph line






13. Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone






14. Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil invent frequency hopping spread spectrum communication technique






15. Anders Olsson transmits solitary waves through an optical fiber with a data rate of 32 billion bits per second






16. Ships on Ferdinand Magellan's voyage signal to each other by firing cannon and raising flags.






17. Samuel Morse builds the first long distance electric telegraph line






18. Neil Papworth sends the first SMS (or text message).






19. Charles Fenerty produces paper from a wood pulp - eliminating rag paper which was in limited supply






20. Chester Carlson presents the first photocopier suitable for office use






21. John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal






22. Paper is introduced to the Muslim world after the Battle of Talas






23. The Phoenicians develop an alphabet






24. The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing and the Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing






25. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson exhibit an electric telephone in Boston






26. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






27. Internet2 organization created






28. Paper is introduced to the Muslim world after the Battle of Talas






29. Charles Kao realizes that silica-based optical waveguides offer a practical way to transmit light via total internal reflection






30. Johannes Gutenberg finishes a printing press with metal movable type






31. First geosynchronous communications satellite is launched - 17 years after Arthur C. Clarke's article






32. Associated Press organizes Nova Scotia pony express to carry latest European news for New York newspapers






33. Claude Chappe establishes the first long-distance semaphore telegraph line






34. Charles Kao realizes that silica-based optical waveguides offer a practical way to transmit light via total internal reflection






35. Samuel Morse develops the Morse code






36. Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young of Bell Labs proposed a cell-based approach which lead to 'cellular phones'






37. Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland






38. First geosynchronous communications satellite is launched - 17 years after Arthur C. Clarke's article






39. Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype system which became the World Wide Web at CERN






40. John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal






41. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson exhibit an electric telephone in Boston






42. The Chinese develop wooden block movable type printing






43. Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil invent frequency hopping spread spectrum communication technique






44. Thomas Edison patents the phonograph






45. The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing and the Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing






46. The Chinese develop wooden block movable type printing






47. Anders Olsson transmits solitary waves through an optical fiber with a data rate of 32 billion bits per second






48. Claude Elwood Shannon - the 'father of information theory' - mathematically proves the Nyquist






49. Hindu-Malayan empires write legal documents on copper plate scrolls - and write other documents on more perishable media






50. Donald Knuth begins work on TeX