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The adventurous story of the mechanical Internet. Chappe’s revolutionary optical telegraph

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Massimo Marchiori



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“I may lose a battle, but I shall never lose a minute.” Napoleon's famous phrase contains the key to his success – time. The French emperor explained further: “Strategy is the art of using time and space well. I am less interested in the latter than the former: I can recapture space but never time.” Napoleon possessed and used something of fundamental importance that gave him an enormous time advantage over all the other armies: the first telecommunications system.

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