In an era of blossoming spiritualism, the idea of invisible airwaves traveling around the globe carrying messages without benefit of physical attachment may have seemed more fantastic than the belief that ghosts and spirits exist and communicate from beyond the grave. But men and women of the age wanted to believe.
Guglielmo Marconi, born of an Italian father and an Irish mother, was the biggest believer of them all. Rather lacking in the social skills arena, Marconi was highly adept at his science. Driven by an obsession with his fantastic ideas, he thrust himself into his work --- much to the dismay of his competitors, of whom there w