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  •  An historical anecdote about the Crimea (6+ / 0-)

    When the Crimean War broke out around 1853-4, an enterprising young news service that had just recently been formed in England made use for the first time in history of the recently invented telegraph to relay accounts of the war back home to England, where newspaper readers could be kept aware of the latest developments in nearly real time. This was nearly a decade before the US Civil War, which many of us think of as the first "electronic war".

    The name of the news service was Reuters, which of course is still around and reporting on this latest military crisis (using somewhat updated technology). I found out about this when I worked for Reuters briefly many years ago.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:03:24 AM PST

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