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government largess: changing the world

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It turns out the Internet was not the first major world-changing communications tool to be paid for by the government:

Morse obtained a patent for his telegraph in 1840, and four years later he sent his famous first message _ “What hath God wrought?” _ over a line he’d strung from Washington to Baltimore with $30,000 in federal money.

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Written by logand

October 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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