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Convergence
Convergence means technologies becoming more and more similar to each other. This means that something carried over one medium can potentially be carried by any of them.

A film, a television or radio programme, a song, a message - they're all different - yet in essence all the same - they can all be reduced to a stream of ones and zeros and pumped down the line (or over the airwaves).

This revolution is still in its infancy so it's difficult to say where it might be taking us. But it is possible to trace some of the milestones passed so far.
fun and games

Can you beat our games? Explode equipment to see what's inside, hear the changing sounds of telecommunications, see how telecommunications designs have changed over time or send an e-postacard.

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The UK's first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies opens in the new Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum.

audio history

Take a trip down memory lane with extracts of the interviews which have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.

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100 years of automatic switching!
In 1912 the GPO installed Britain's first automatic telephone exchange in Epsom.

Discover the early days of the telephone...