The History of Electronic Communication up to the Invention of Text Messages

Erikka Innes
6 min readAug 23, 2021

The history of long distance communication through the use of electricity gets it start way back in 1729. That’s when Stephen Grey discovered that electricity could be sent long distance using insulated copper wires. But how did we get from zapping each other over a distance all the way to texting? This timeline should explain that.

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Erikka Innes

Developer Advocate, Writer, Comedian, and Commander of the Nerd Legion