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August 8, 2008

T-Mail

by @ 11:55 am. Filed under Technology, History

A new book is creating a buzz in the national media. In “Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails”, Tom Wheeler explains how Abraham Lincoln became and “early adopter” of his generation’s newest communications technology - the telegraph - and used it to help win the Civil War. The author’s website contains images of various telegrams sent by Lincoln to his generals as well as lessons about using email that the author learned by studying Lincoln. Long ago I became convinced that studying how new technology became integrated into everyday life in the past helps guide us through the rollout of new technologies in the future. This book makes a valuable contribution to this field.

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