Newsletter of the Mercurians, in the Society for the History of Technology

Volume 10 No. 2, May 1998

Mercurial Matters

Communication Technologies

A. Butrica Wins Prize

Antennas, More Generally

SHOT's 1998 Meeting

History of Cryptography

Echoes and Reflections

E. Wachtel accepts invitation to Antenna Board

Symposium on Telephone History



An Overview of Communication Analysis

Dead Media Project Expands

Essay: The Smirk of Progress

Book Review
Stage To Studio

New Media and Society

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Cover: Paul Whiteman played for the Denver Symphony Orchestra as a teenager, in a U. S. Navy band during World War I, and in a jazz band in 1919. Through the 1920s he led the transformation of jazz into its mainstream form. From 1932 until 1950 he had his own radio program. This picture shows him before a broadcast in the 1930s. [Irving Settel, A Pictorial History of Radio (New York: Bonanza Books, 1960), p. 44.]