While many physicists and scientists preceded G. Marconi in the development of concepts and some limited demonstrations of specificelectromagnetic phenomena , Marconi spent his life to make these disorganized principles practical for communication. It was not enough to demonstrate the effect of remote EM sensing merely for scientific papers. Marconi spent his life creating a wireless communication system, which required developing the first technical, business, mass production, trained & equipped maintenance workers, global logistics and standardized methods and protocol. I was amazed to learn how EARLY Marconi Wireless was routinely providing global wireless communication, including being integrated into the wired telegraph and later telephone systems of the developed world of his time. Before Marconi wireless, once out of sight, ships at sea were out of touch until back in sight of a light house or semaphore station. Pre-wireless ship-to-ship communication could be very dangerous, usually requiring closing on the other ship, perhaps in rough seas: a recipe for disaster. With Marconi wireless, entire fleets fleets could maintain mutual aid and contact with shore. Before Marconi, there was no maritime (and little military) radio direction finding. Marconi engineers not only brought DF to practical maritime use, they also provided a shore network for multiple MF/HF DF shots to determine ship locations: a LIFE SAVER for a ship unable to see the sky for a celestial fix. Marconi Wireless provided contract financing for installation, training and maintenance. One radio communicates with nobody. G. Marconi's practical use of the scattered technical development he combined into the first global wireless network. I think that makes him quite special.