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TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK transmogrified in parallel with the development of Telephone Communication [IT]self
never forgetting that there was a lot of controversy and intrigue surrounding the invention of the telephone any way, particularly from the standpoint of who had invented [IT] in the first place and inevitably there have been countless court cases, books, and articles generated about the subject. Attributing the true inventor or inventors to a specific invention can be tricky business. Often credit goes to the inventor of the most practical or best working invention rather than to the original inventor(s). This happens to be the case with the invention of the telephone!

The AFTN however, evolved from the days of the very first telecommunications between pilots and those on the ground whether for peaceful or military purposes and can without question be regarded as the very first global network of communication, which underpinned the development of the internetwork of networks that we know today as the World Wide Web.

My soul-mate Linnie's father Ronald Arthur Yardley, who built his own 
Colour Television Receiver well in advance of the first TEST COLOUR TRANSMISSIONS from the BBC • in a kitchen cupboard under the stairs, where he also communicated as 3GSKA with his colleagues, who he had met during his service in North Africa and Italy as a telecommunications engineer during WWII • had himself been offered a job at Goonhilly Down, by GPO Telecommunications, well before researchers started to investigate packet switching • a technology that sends a message in portions to its destination asynchronously without passing it through a centralised mainframe • but having travelled there by train from where the family were living in Kentish Town, North London, he was unable to find somewhere for the family to live locally, and so could not take up the position that he had been offered.

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