Volume 13, No. 2
April 2001

Mercurial Matters

Letters to the Editor

SHOT in Silicon Valley

Breakfast in California

Changing of the Guard

The World Wide Web and the Transformation of Internet Domain Names

News of Members

Computer Museum Reminder

IEEE 2001 Conference on History of Telecommunications

Tesla and Edison

Book Review:
The Sociology of Invention: A review of Silicon Sky

News of the Field:
Marconi Collection

Lincoln Lab's 50-Year Review

Media Ecology Conference

Scientific and Technical Information Systems Historical Meeting

Telecomm Museum and Website, SHOT website

Superman and the Case of the Disappearing Public Telephone

Contact Us

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orbitcomm team

Cover: An Orbcomm team assembling satellites. Orbital Sciences Corporation continues in operation from its roots as an entrepreneurial start-up in the mid-1980s. Its CEO, David Thompson, wanted to show that commercial/entrepreneurial space ventures could be more efficient than NASA. His initial products were “rockets” which he sold to the Department of Defense & NASA. Read the story. Image accessed at <> and used with permission.