Effects of the Telegraph (Carey, Chapter 8)
Facilitated growth of monopoly capitalism & imperialism (electric goods industry; centralized control across space).
Inspired popular imagery combining peace & harmony with power & profit.
Marked a watershed in communication (separated communication from transportation; became basis for transmission model of communication).
Influenced journalism (objectivity) and language (“telegraphic” style).
Changed the meaning of space (national commodities markets; geographically dispersed organizations)
Changed the meaning of time (standard time zones; time becomes new frontier)