[Air-l] key terms/concepts for understanding the web

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Sat Feb 1 06:00:05 PST 2003

> I am not sure of the origin of
> the base, "-graph",

graph  - writing/drawing
  they used graph because you metaphorically sent each letter of a 
written message individually, so the other person could write it out at 
the end.  that is either from the book information ages or from a book 
on andrew carnegie's proposed simplification of spelling in the english 
language, apparently he would have saved much money on telegraphs if 
source was spelled sors and similar things.  though his argument was 
put forth as a populist move, making things easier for the workers, 
etc. it is interesting bit of history nonetheless. last i checked you 
could still send a per letter telegraph via western union.

jeremy hunsinger
jhuns at vt.edu
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