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Long Distance Telecommunication: The Lord Kelvin William Thomson
The forerunner to the modern Internet came just over 100 years later in 1969, but it was an Irishman who was knighted for his work in establishing the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1865. William Thomson, the Lord Kelvin, helped to lay the cable that stretched from Newfoundland to Valentia in County Cork.
He also had a very keen interest in the measurement of temperature and thermodynamics, which led to the scale of temperature, “The Kelvin Scale.”