Ethernet Video Series

 

Episode 07, Segment 05 of 10

Ethernet Delivers the Internet (continued)

Take a closer look at this telegram text.

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Youíll see it contains a street address. This is a message within the telegram: a message within the message. And this additional addressing is necessary because telegraph addresses didnít go everywhere; every home did not have a telegraph receiver. A telegraph operator could address the city and get to an area, but ultimate delivery of the telegram contents to a personís home required an additional address. A boy on a bicycle would sometimes carry a hard-copy printout of a telegram to a personís house using the addressing information contained inside the telegram.


Episode 07, Segment 06 of 10