Sunday, 3 January 2021

A 19th Century Telephone Network Covered Stockholm in Thousands of Phone Lines

quote [ Just by looking at historical photos it’s easy to recognize the absurdity and danger of the whole endeavor, especially during the winter months. Everything that could possibly go wrong did. From high winds to ice storms and fires, the network was extremely vulnerable to the elements. Luckily, phone networks evolved so rapidly that by 1913 the Telefontornet was completely decommissioned in favor of much simpler technology. The remaining shell stood as a landmark until it too caught fire in 1953 and was torn down. ]

Entangled in the wires of progress!
[SFW] [history]
[by Paracetamol@10:11amGMT]

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Jack Blue said @ 9:18pm GMT on 4th Jan
"The Telefontornet" was jarring to read.

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