- Jul 28, 2019
Well the telegraph could work very much like a linear cell phone network. The query could be sent up the wire until it was received by a station that knew the location of the intended recipient. These could signal receipt and then the message in full could be transmitted. Obviously in a lot of cases the messages would then have to be carried on foot or by mounted messenger for a portion of the distance. That however still holds true in an age of wireless communications.Even in war scenarios where recipient's location nor their live status was known for sure by those who delivered messages? That's the hole in this whole ball of wax that I see. Lack of simultaneous or instantaneous transmissibility. In fact, the more I think on it, the greater mystery seems how any war has ever been fought - much less won - by anyone. At least, not until 1st portable walkie-talkie was born.