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Wired Love Read ô 100 Ë This book published in 1879 mulls what how authentic a romance can be that is mediated over the wire by two telegraph operatorsAn excerpt from the bookBut a very significant noise to Miss Nathalie Rogers or Nattie as she was usually abbreviated; a noise that caused her to lay aside her bookand jump up hastily exclaiming with a gesture This book published in 1879 mulls what how authentic a romance can be that is mediated over the wire by two telegraph operatorsAn excerpt from the bookBut a very significant noise to Miss Nathalie Rogers or Nattie as she was usually abbreviated; a noise that caused her to lay aside her bookand jump up hastily exclaiming with a gesture of impatience Somebody always 'calls' me in the middle of every entertaining chapterFor that noise that little clatter like and yet too irregular to. Wired Love A Romance of Dots and Dashes published in 1879 was a ground breaking book about a long distance romance conducted over the telegraph wire aptly termed The Victorian Internet Written by the previously unknown Ella Cheever Thayer Wired Love's Manhattan publisher trumpeted it as a bright little telegraphic novel that told the old old story in a new new way But Thayer's story was grounded in Victorian reality Men and women alike worked as telegraph operators with predictable results At least one wedding was conducted over the wires and Electrical World magazine even warned of the dangers of wired lovePresenter Lucy Hawking looks at how the invention of the telegraph led to social changes in the role of women as well as providing the inspiration for this first on line romance novel published over 100 years before the internet Finding parallels in today's e mail world she profiles the life of Ella Cheever Thayer discusses the appeal of the novel and talks to Laura Otis Britt Peterson and Thomas C Jepson about the revolutionary technology and the social changes it encouraged

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Nications therefrom she was conscious of holding in some slight contempt the possible abilities of the human portion of its machineryFor who but an operator very green in the profession would stay thereConseuently she was uite unprepared for the velocity with which the telegraph alphabet of sounds in dots and dashes rattled over the instrument appropriately termed a sounder upon which messages are received and found herself wholly unable to write down the words asfast as they came. This was a joyful surprise I was immediately drawn in by the similarities of the long distance communication via telegraph and today's chat rooms as well as other comments concerning technology The author had a wonderful grasp of where technology cell phones was headed And then the characters grabbed hold of me The various personalities and the situations they found themselves had me laughing out loud through the grand majority of the book It was such a fun light read

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Wired LoveBe the ticking of a clock expressed to Nattie these four mystic letters B m X n;which same four mystic letters interpreted meant that the name or to use the technical word call of the telegraph office over which she was present sole presiding genius was B m and that Bm was wanted by another office on the wire designated as X nA little out of the way country office some fifty miles down the line was X n and as Nattie signaled in reply to the call her readiness to receive any commu. Tremendously cute The type of story in the Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail genre although this one pre dates bothNattie a young woman who has obtained a post in a telegraph office is having a particularly bad few minutes The telegrapher on the other end is sending way too fast for her to decipher a customer is asking stupid uestions and then she upsets a bottle of ink all over herself These things cause her to interrupt C the telegrapher on the other end several times and ask for a repeat of the message until C loses patience with her and gets a little sarcastic Nattie who signs as N retorts back and also attempts to explain what was going on to cause her to be so inefficient C mellows out and the two converse in Morse code over the wire whenever they get a few moments the rest of the dayC and N find over the weeks that follow that they are developing a uniue friendship and Nattie is satisfied to find out as she soon does that C is a man She expects to never meet him in person and so allows herself a greater degree of openness than she normally would Of course all this is A extremely UNPROFESSIONAL and B risky due to the possibility of deception This is why it feels kind of modern in placestechnology has changed but the pitfalls are the same Anyway half of the story is their friendship over the wire and the second half is their friendship in person which actually gets MORE complicated than the formerly anonymous relationship because Nattie finds herself tongue tied when she's away from her telegrapher's key and gets convinced that C is actually in love with her best friendAnyone who likes the aforementioned movies will probably like this book