Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Birthday! 

Happy birthday to the Morse Code which turn 160 years old today. Learn more about the history of the code from these sources.

The Victorian Internet an interesting book about the history of the first "on line" pioneers.

An on line article in WIRED Magazine about the history of Morse Code.

Tidbit: Did you know that Morse visited several printers shops when devising the code to see how many lead letters were in their boxes of type and then assigned the shortest characters to the bins with the most letters in them?


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