What with the internet and mobile phones, the telegraph seems quaint today -- but on its arrival it must have seemed absolutely crazypants. Send information thousands of miles almost instantaneously? Surely you jest, good sir! Friday at the Edison Tech Center in Schenectady UAlbany historian David Hochfelder is giving a talk about "the telegraph -- its invention, the people behind it, the impact it made on global society, and the deep connection the telegraph, has to the Northeastern United States and New York state." Hochfelder studies the history of technology and is the author of The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920. The talk is at 6 pm.
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