by Jovan Kurbalija
The first US diplomatic cable was sent to France on 23 November 1866. It cost $19,540 – three times the annual salary of William Seward (then US Secretary of State).
It was probably one of the most expensive communications ever sent. Today, it would cost in the region of $600,000; but today, we have Twitter and Twitter is free!
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