This Day In Information: The Telegraph and Metcalfe’s Law

Today in 1870, the U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph. For the first time, weather observations from distant points could be “rapidly” collected, plotted, and analyzed at one location. A great example of how the value of information increases when it’s shared or what Metcalfe’s Law should have been about.

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