Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL ECONOMICS, ENERGY STRATEGIES, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Black Friday and Thomas Edison’s Stock Ticker

The early life of Thomas Alva Edison provides a useful index of the times. It can be argued that Edison would probably not have rose to prominence without the financial turmoil of the late 1860s. Edison happened to be in New York during the famous gold speculation of 1869 that resulted in the “Black Friday” crash.

Railroads and Western Union Connect a Continent

On October 24, 1861, Western Union Telegraph Company workers linked the eastern and western telegraph networks at Salt Lake City, Utah. Instantaneous telegraphic communication between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco was possible for the first time. Western Union soon absorbed both companies and became the first US corporation to span the nation.

Telegraphy: The Time-Space Governmentality, Part II

While most considered the telegraph a novelty at first, its fame grew and it began to attract private capital. By 1851, over 50 different US companies were in operation.

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    Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea since 2016. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, digital economics, and strategic communications.

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