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Telephone

  • By: Adam C. Earnheardt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The telephone is one of the first major devices for transnational and global communication. It is also considered the first mass-produced synchronous communication device (allowing messages to be exchanged at the same time), unlike its predecessor, the telegraph, which required ...

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