baseball history meets the information

The best part of James Gleick's The Information was, for me, his history of communication and information technologies. Here's a terrific article that applies that lens to baseball: "The History of How We Follow Baseball", by Philip Bump, writing in The Atlantic.
In 1912, the Red Sox played the New York Giants in the World Series. Here's how people in Washington watched that game:

And here's a close-up of what they were all gathered around to look at:

There's lots of cool stuff; definitely not for baseball fans only. Thanks to A, of course.

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