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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News of the Field

Marconi Collection

Anyone interested in the history of communications might find it useful to check out the new Marconi museum and archive website. URL <>.

Extracts from the frontpage:

“INTRODUCTION: The unique Marconi Collection housed at Chelmsford UK, has never before been available to the public. This digital archive draws from the Collection and concentrates on the first 50 years of wireless from 1896 to 1946. It covers an important cross section of early equipment and experiments and contains a large collection of documents, around 700 photographs and 500 pieces of ephemera.”

“ARCHIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Titanic Messages - Exclusive archive of original material 3-D demonstration of Marconi portable receiver & transmitter Excerpts from the diary of Marconi’s Assistant - George Kemp Newspaper articles covering the marriage of Marconi to Beatrice Film footage of Marconi’s funeral Marconi’s original patent for a system of wireless telegraphy Sound recording of Captain Kendall speaking about Dr. Crippen”