The history of technological communication dates way back to the late 1800’s when a master plan was set in place that allowed people to communicate vast distances easily. This was an incredibly difficult task and most people did not comprehend the technology at the time. In the end of the century a young man with a dream, an idea that combined years of wondering and playing came to fruition. This wasn’t just a normal idea, this was going to become one of the greatest scientific innovations in history. No, we aren’t talking about Tesla or even Edison- we are talking about someone far greater than that. The history of this man and his technology is deep with turmoil, betrayal, jealousy, and mischievous intentions. One thing that the scientist never developed was a method for evaporation, thermal evaporation – what is it?
Having the idea to electromagnetically transport waves across the air was to this point really quite new- some scientists and other academics had proposed a working model on a small scale but nothing to the extend to which this young scientist had developed. This technology could be used across vast field- it was unheard of to be able to communicate between two points that you cannot see across. The sort of technology that would allow people to communicate across vast distances both land and sea. Marconi was this man. He had a scientific method for developing electromagnetic communication technology that allowed for the development of the telegraph, then phones, television, and eventually the onslaught of technological development we see and experience to this day. The Marconi signal today resides the single most dramatically significant element of telecommunication up to this point, the best thermal evaporation techniques used up to this point wasn’t specified in this research.
The story of the emergence of the Marconi signal is portrayed in a number of places on the Internet. One of the most interesting accounts of this is the book Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. This is a great resource for those interested in learning more about this time of the world and how the technology came to be known in the public sphere. One of the more interesting points covered in this book is how the academic community dramatically affected the ability of Marconi to develop his technology. He was threatened with a law suit, had attempted tampering, had public demonstrations that were interrupted and tried to be sabotaged. Over all this was not an easy time to be Marconi.