The years of 1927 and 1928 will pass into history as very important ones _ in the development of communications, not only for the United States, but also from the point of view of world interests. In the technical field of communications, there have been no outstanding inventions, but much has been accomplished in connection with the consolidation of advances made in the art in preceding years. There have been many minor improvements and refinements in equipment, making for cheaper and more efficient transmission and reception of message traffic; and this remark applies with special force in connection with the use of different forms of radio transmission. While the different technical features of the forms of communication are of great interest, it is in the field of activity of the engineer that there will be found an extensive literature; but, in connection with the political and economic features of communications, information is not so widely disseminated in the United States, and, as a result of this situation, its importance is often little appreciated by the country at large.
Review of International Communications with Special Reference to the Pacific Situation
By Captain Milton S. Davis, U. S. Navy