But have you ever wondered about wireless technology’s origins? To celebrate Loomis day we’re shining the spotlight on Mahlon Loomis, an inventor whose pioneering work paved the way for modern wireless communication.
Born in 1826, Mahlon Loomis was an American dentist and inventor who possessed a remarkable vision for wireless communication long before its time. In the mid-19th century, Loomis began experimenting with the concept of transmitting messages through the air using electromagnetic waves. His groundbreaking experiments involved using kites equipped with copper wires to establish wireless connections over vast distances. Loomis successfully transmitted signals between two distant points in the Appalachian Mountains, demonstrating the feasibility of wireless communication.
Fast forward to the digital era, where wireless technology has evolved significantly. XML (eXtensible Markup Language) emerged as a standard means of structuring and exchanging data across different systems and platforms. XML provides a flexible and extensible format for representing information using tags, similar to HTML. With XML, data can be organised hierarchically, suitable for various applications, including wireless communication.
Wireless technology has come a long way since Mahlon Loomis’ pioneering experiments. Today, XML and JSON markup languages play essential roles in enabling seamless data exchange over wireless networks. XML’s hierarchical structure and extensibility make it well-suited to organise data in various wireless applications, while JSON’s lightweight and human-readable format makes it an excellent choice for transmitting data efficiently. As we continue to embrace wireless technology in our everyday lives, it is essential to acknowledge inventors like Mahlon Loomis. His vision and ingenuity laid the foundation for the wireless world we live in today.
Check out our infographic below for a brief timeline in how we got where we are today with telegraphic communication.