Monday, April 27, 2009


Samuel Morse is not my friend. Neither is he some one I know from my real life. Somehow, I found him on the Google page.

In case you do not know, "Samuel Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was the American creator of a single wire telegraph system and Morse code and (less notably) a painter of historic scenes."


His work in telegram and telegraphic technology during the 19th century has aided the introduction of Morse Code. "Morse code is a type of character encoding that transmits telegraphic information using rhythm; with a standardized sequence of short and long elements to represent the given message. The short and long elements can be formed by sounds, marks, or pulses, in on off keying and are commonly known as "dots" and "dashes" or "dits" and "dahs". The speed of Morse code is measured in words per minute (WPM) or characters per minute, while fixed-length data forms of telecommunication transmission are usually measured in baud or bps."

Today, Morse Code is still widely used among amateur radio users, communications among the pilots, control towers, sailors, coast guards and so on. Since Morse Codes consists of beeping sounds at different rhythms and keys, try pronounces the following:

"Dah-dah dah-dah-dah di-dah-dit di-di-dit dit, Dah-di-dah-dit dah-dah-dah dah-di-dit dit."

A tongue twister?

(Sources: Wikipedia page)

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