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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Supply of Information

Shot with Olympus E520
Paul Julius Reuter, as much as any other single person, helped shape the world we live in today. Born this day 192 years ago (as I write this), his early life seems to have been built on shifting sands. It is an irony that his organisation went on to become a byword for reliability and speed. His early news gathering used carrier pigeons, moving rapidly to the telegraph: whatever it took to get the news first. If the mood takes you, you can read more about the man here (Wikipediaa), here or here.

This memorial to him stands behind the Royal Exchange. See where on the London Daily Photo Map.


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