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Wireless: From Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion (Transformations


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With clarity and precision, Sungook Hong shows how theoretical science and practical engineering came together in the 1890s to produce wireless telegraphy, a technology that now pervades the modern world. It is an important and fascinating story, and Hong tells it very well indeed. -- Bruce J. Hunt, Department of History, University of Texas While there have been many books about Marconi and the invention of radio, Sungook Hong is the first to combine a thorough discussion of the scientific details with a lively account of the give-and-take between Marconi and his British contemporaries. Through his brilliant narration of this pivotal moment in the history of technology, Hong reminds us that the path from scientific discovery to commercial technology is often long, bumpy, and highly contested; yet it only along this path that new technologies acquire utility and meaning. -- W. Bernard Carlson, Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia

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Sungook Hong is Associate Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. Jed Z. Buchwald is Director of the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology and Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


This is a carefully drawn and well-written study that sheds new light on an old but central story. -Communications Booknotes Quarterly
Historians of science and technology will regard this book as the definitive work on the scientific underpinnings and technological development of wireless in its first fifteen years. -Business History Review * Reviews *
This is a carefully drawn and well-written study that sheds new light on an old but central story. -Communications Booknotes Quarterly * Reviews *

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