Communications and Transport Since 1840
(a) In 1840 the quickest method of travel was the railway, the postal services were only just on the point of improvement, the press was limited in output, and there were no telephones, radios or television. In the mid-1980s we do not think twice about receiving mail and newspapers daily or telephoning the other side of the world or watching events on the television ‘live’ from distant locations. We live in an age of mass communication which has come about in the last 150 years.
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