Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Old techs DO Die - Farewell, Telegraph

Large scale telegraph systems will end next month, as India terminates its state-run telegraph system. The actual use of the telegraph as a technology has been minimal for decades, replaced by more efficient telecommunications technologies, but the provision of "telegraph service" lingered for cultural/legal reasons; but at a large cost.  As nations privatized telecommunication providers, cost began to trump tradition.  Telegraph service ended in 2006 in the US, and only lasted 2 years after British Telecom was privatized in 1980.

Source -  Telegram system ends. Stop. Replaced by text messages.  Stop.,  the Telegraph

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