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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

"Wired Love": A tale of catfishing, OK Cupid, and sexting ... from 1880

In the Victorian era, telegraph operators were the first people to live with virtual reality. Clive Thompson takes a look at a novel written in 1880 called "Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes", the story of a telegraph operator flirting with a man across the country

Copies in various formats are all free here via Project Gutenberg;  see a typeset copy via Google Books.
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