History Of Data Communication

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The history of data communications dates back to prehistoric cavemen. Data communications has been an important part of society since its creation, and continues to grow day by day. This essay will inform the reader about the history of data communications from the nineteenth century to the present.

In the nineteenth century there were inventions in data communications that we still use today. In eighteen thirty-seven Samuel Morse invented the first electronic communication device called the telegraph machine. The telegraph machine was used by railroads to help prevent head-on collisions. In eighteen seventy-four Emil Baudot, the forerunner of many data processing codes, created a constant length code that used five signals to represent a character. Alexander Graham Bell invented ... Continue Reading