Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Why a Transatlantic Cable?
Like a good race, thus began one of the great sagas in modern history, a venture which would touch the fields of science, politics, finance and geography. At this time Cyrus Field's eager and romantic vision did not foresee that what lay ahead was thirteen years and over forty trips across the Atlantic, which at that time took a considerable amount of time and was both hazardous and uncomfortable.
To understand any subject, one must first study the history of the subject.
posted by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at 6:01 PM