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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