- Published in issue 3/1999 on page 11
The advent of a new era is usually a time for reflection and stock-taking. The millennium currently approaching Platform Earth is no different. Reflecting on the progress of electronic technology over the second half of the millennium now passing away is sobering, to say the least. To the Victorians and their successor, the Telegraph was the epitome of technical progress, along with the Trans-Atlantic cable system that was its highway. To pre-World War II Britons, the Television was no less marvellous. Yet, one has passed away, and the other is being changed significantly.