Mr. Lincolns T-Mails
Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, published by Collins. Mr. Wheeler, a leader in the telecommunications industry, drew comparisons between President Lincoln’s skillful and revolutionary use of the telegraph and modern technology such as electonic mail. He talked about the importance of President Lincoln’s personal affinity for technology in both his personal and professional life. He explained that President Lincoln learned to use a new technology to manage a far-flung enterprise and described how he used the telegraph to observe the Civil War and maintain authority over his generals. He also shared some of the telegrams with the audience and described how he feels they convey a sense of Lincoln’s personality. He used slides throughout his presentation. Mr. Wheeler answered questions from members of the audience. close
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