In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlights

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jun 12 12:12:49 2000

On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, William Donzelli wrote:

> > I was aware that Toshiba was building facsimile machines in 1928
> > in Japan, but I didn't know the ability to send an image to a remote
> > location predated the deployment of electricity.
> It may have been the very early 1800s, but such machines do exist.
> Pentelegraph (sp?) is one of them.

As far as I know, the first facsimile machine was invented in around 1826
(there was a nice little article about it in the back of Success magazine
[of all places] over a year ago).

Napolean supposedly deployed them all around Europe so that he could
distribute intelligence and battle plans fast and efficiently.

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