Now please watch 12 minutes of this video (3:35 - 15:00)
Discuss what you have learned from these videos and your readings in Part 4 of CIH on the advent of electricity-based communications. Be sure to consider the key distinction between the "transportation" model of communication and the new "transmission" model of communication that the harnessing of electricity suddenly allowed. What are the implications of "transmission" based communications? How was this another milestone in communication history?
Consider, for example, this quote from Part IV of CIH:
"the telegraph provided the decisive and cumulative break of the identity of communication and transportation. . . . That is the fundamental discovery: not only can information move independently of and faster than physical entities, but it also can be a simulation of and control mechanism for what is left behind." (James Carey, "Time, Space, and the Telegraph")