The history of technology has many lessons on how technology trends evolve over time. Discoveries create opportunities for practical solutions. The foundation for electronic communication as we know today was laid in the 19th century. From 1820 to the turn of the century, innovators made experiments and discoveries.
Morse’s telegraph made Western Union big and powerful. The telegraph proved to be a disruptive technology that changed how wars were fought and how businesses were run. However, the telephone would also prove to be disruptive and destroyed the telegraph business.
At the dawn of the 20th century many believed that there was a market for wireless communication. One was Guglielmo Marconi, who set out to commercialize the technology. Marconi and others created a new market for communication