The Peek-a-Boo World
Until the 1840s information could only move as quickly as human beings
Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1837. Space was annihilated.
Maine and Texas?
“…telegraphy gave legitimacy to the idea of context-free information; that is, to the ida that the value of information need not be tied to any function it might serve in social and political decision-making and action, but may attach merely to its novelty, interest, and curiosity” (65).