Dave Hochfelder is associate professor of History at University at Albany, SUNY. Before earning his PhD in History at Case Western Reserve University, he earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920 (2012). He is presently working on a digital history of urban renewal (with Ann Pfau and Stacy Sewell) called Picturing Urban Renewal, for which they have received two National Endowment for the Humanities planning grants. They blog at https://98acresinalbany.wordpress.com/.