a radio anniversary
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:33:31 -0500
Yeah, and Hertz, and many others. The importance of this one is that it
was the first *transatlantic* radio transmission. The ionosphere was not
understood for decades after its effects were demonstrated here. Plus,
Marconi was the best businessman of early radio, as Bell was of
On Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 01:00 , Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 December 2001 12:47 am, Chuck Murcko wrote:
>> Today is the 100th anniversary of Marconi's first wireless
>> "On a windswept piece of Newfoundland 100 years ago this week,
>> Marconi, bundled up against the cold and straining to hear into his
>> receiver, became the grandfather of the cell phone."
> Despite Tesla having demonstrated radio control a few years before...
> Marconi's patents later being invalidated because of prior art...