By Frederick S. Lane
A sweeping tale of the fitting to privateness because it sped alongside colonial postal routes, telegraph wires, and today’s fiber-optic cables on a collision direction with presidents and programmers, librarians and letter-writers.
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In early March 1839, a meeting took place in Paris between two men who were on the verge, albeit unwittingly, of earning a permanent place in the history of communication. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, who was visiting the French capital in an effort to secure a patent for his new communications device. The other was Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, a French artist and chemist who just two months earlier had announced the perfection of his method for creating photographs (which quickly became known as “daguerreotypes”).
Post Office in 1861) and the Atlantic Ocean (after several interrupted attempts, a permanent connection was established with Great Britain in 1866). By 1902, it was finally possible to send a telegram around the world. But the tremendous benefits offered by the telegraph system carried a cost: the confidentiality and privacy of the messages themselves. By the time Morse finally persuaded Congress to invest in his invention, an organized postal system had been operating in North America for more than a century and a half, and the concept of postal privacy was well established, both by custom and by law.
In general, colonial support for Britain’s military efforts was strong, in part because the mostly Protestant colonists feared the imposition of religious restrictions by the Catholic Church following a French victory, and in part because the colonists were eager for the economic opportunities offered by a British takeover of the French territories in the New World. At the same time, however, the economic aggressiveness of the American colonies was one of England’s own biggest problems during the Seven Years’ War.