- Published in issue 5/1999 on page 41
When electronics was young - part 5
It took the genius of Gauss, probably the greatest mathematician who ever lived, to see the proper importance of the discoveries of Oersted: electric current – magnetic needle – telegraph. Gauss and his friend and colleague Professor Weber began experimenting on these lines and in 1832 the needle telegraph was completed. However, neither Gauss nor Weber had the time or inclination to concern themselves with the practical development of the electric telegraph.