Monday, December 11, 2006

The History of Communications According to the Coto de Caza Board of Directors

December 11, 2006
The History of Coto de Caza Communications:776 BC - First recorded use of homing pigeons used to send message - the winner of the Olympic Games to the Athenians.

59 BC - Julius Caesar keeps people informed with handwritten sheets

1850 - Paul Julius Reuter, noticed that news need no longer take days or weeks to travel from one country to another using electric telegraph. In 1850, the 34-year-old Reuter was based in Aachen, Germany (close to the Dutch and Belgian border) and began to use the newly opened Berlin-Aachen telegraph to send news back to Berlin. But there was a 76-mile gap in the telegraph between Aachen and Brussels. Reuter spotted the opportunity to speed up news between Brussels and Berlin by using homing pigeons to bridge the gap in the telegraph.

1910 - During WWI:  The homing pigeon was indispensable to military communications at a time when wireless or telephone communications could be cut or bugged. Corps of trainers bred these "weapons", as Woodhall described them, which would fly vast distances to return to their nests. Although Belgium was the first to use homing pigeons in large numbers, it was forced to release them -- more than 30,000 -- when German forces advanced into the country at the beginning of the war
So important were these creatures to the allies that they created a special branch of the intelligence services to tend to them. Allied spies would use them to dispatch messages, pilots would carry them on board in the event they had to send off a hasty SOS and ships could use them to warn of approaching danger.

1994- American government releases control of internet and WWW is born - making communication at light speed.

Dec. 2006 – The Coto de Caza board of directors unanimously agree to use the post office to process requests from certain homeowners.

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