20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
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User Rank: Apprentice
3/20/2013 | 3:14:10 AM
re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
"Morse code was used way into the 1890s and beyond for radio "
Correction, try 1990's and beyond. In fact, I just had a two way conversation in Morse Code tonight. I use Morse Code (or CW) regularly. It has advantages, including better readability. I can demonstrate. Get your shortwave radio out, Meet me on 7070 kHz at 7:00 PM eastern. My amateur radio friends and I will be on the band ("Band of Brothers").
User Rank: Strategist
3/19/2013 | 3:58:20 AM
re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
I recently read "The Victorian Internet", which is basically about how the telegraph was not only the great-great-grandfather of the internet in many technical ways but how many of the internet's social, business and political changes really happened a long time ago with the telegraph.
User Rank: Apprentice
3/18/2013 | 7:33:41 PM
re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
Alexander Graham Bell a Canadian? I love Canada, but in 1875 he had only been there 5 or 6 years - he was a Scotsman by birth and education. I have visited his summer retreat in Cape Breton, and indeed perhaps he thought himself finally a Canadian when he died there in 1922.
Deirdre Blake
Deirdre Blake,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/18/2013 | 3:08:04 PM
re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
Funny, I never drew a line from Morse to the digital age, but there you in dots and dashes no less! BTW, I always thought SOS stood for Save Our Souls, but according to wikipedia, it doesn't really stand for anything other than a signal of distress.

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