India sends last telegram STOP Ending over 160 years of service STOP
posted by Maxwell R. / Jul 15, 2013, 8:38 PM
Once there were over 45,000 telegraph offices in India handling over 600,000 messages on a daily basis. The office in the heart of old Delhi alone used to handle more than 10,000 telegrams a day, by the end of the service’s existence, it was sending maybe 100.
The enterprise was losing too much money to maintain, several hundred million dollars over the past several years, so it was just a matter of time. Though the fact that telegrams remained a part of the fabric of the country for so long is a testament to their meaning. They were a long standing tradition to provide news of a baby’s birth to family members or jobs offers, even marriage announcements. By the end of the service’s life, they were used primarily for official correspondence, something that email, or even a fax will have no trouble picking up the slack going forward.
With over 850 million mobile subscribers in India, we suspect communications will not be interrupted by this service shut-down -END
source: The Boston Globe; pictures: AP
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ahh the good ol days
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 8:41 PM 1
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there should be some analogue technologies as well , if some disaster happens (which might collapse modern society) these methods will prove useful
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 9:13 PM 1
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I don't get it, if they've closed all the telegraph offices in India how will Sprint communicate??
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 8:59 PM 1
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I heard Sprints finally upgrading to these after all these years. http://netdna.webdesignerdepot
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 3:18 AM 0
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what! sprint was never as advanced as to use Telegraph! they're still using carrier pigeon
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 9:01 PM 7
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