Thursday, August 16, 2012
in History, History Schmistory, Learn!
Tags: early communication, jokes, transatlantic cable
1858: The United States exchanges overseas greetings with the United Kingdom for the first time through the transatlantic telegraph cable.
Which was destroyed 4 weeks later by this guy…
His complaint was it didn’t work fast enough, so he turned up the juice too high and fried the thing. Way to go, Wildman.
He tried to make it up to everybody with a communications device of his own…
No one was amused.