Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thank you Mr. Morse

    Before there was an internet, before there was a television, or radio, before there was even  a telephone there was the telegraph. Today in 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system was demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph is a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire. It would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. Would this other technology have been created without the telegraph coming along first? Surely something would have come along and one invention doesn't necessarily hinge on the previous. However Samuel Morse saw a need and he filled it. Giving us as a nation a way to communicate with our friends and family over distance. And for this we should all be thankful.

   Thanks for viewing my little blog. Take a moment from your busy life to stop, breathe, and enjoy just being alive. Sometimes things move so fast we forget how wonderful it is simply to be here. Have an awesome day!


  1. I've played with a Morse code machine before. You know, did my name on it when I was 8 or 9 :-)

  2. I have learned Morse Code twice. I don't know enough of it to do anything but send a distress call now.

  3. I think it will let me post now but I already DM'd you and told you I loved this. oh, well. we can at least test and see if I can post. :)