To understand the title of the book, says Niall Ferguson, we need to go with him in Sienna, walk across the Piazza del Campo, a place that was by turns a marketplace, a meeting place[…]
All latest developments in telecommunications are optical-data networks. You may think that these networks are recent technological and scientific breakthroughs. They are not.
The first recorded history of high-speed optical data transmissions began with the fall of Troy to the Greek army, around 1184 B.C.