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Modern technology has launched our methods of communication far beyond what might have been comprehensible just a few years ago. The microprocessor has literally changed the world in almost every sense.
A 79 year old English woman was injured in a fall and suffered severe brain damage. She was unable to move or speak but she could still understand her surroundings.
Glenn Pladsen told his Morse code story on the website “Ham Radio Tips and Tales” in response to the FCC announcing that they would drop the requirement to learn Morse code when getting a HAM operator license.
In 1927 the city of Pittsburgh built an office building designed by architect Henry Hornbostel. It has 40 floors and was built of limestone and brick.
Like music, some people seem to have a natural talent to learn the Morse code effortlessly.
Most of us begin taking in the day's news as soon as the clock radio wakes us up. Then there is the morning news brief from the television while eating breakfast followed by a local radio station during our commute.
The weather on that fateful morning was calm and pleasant as we prepared for our daily duty. Suddenly alarms sounded throughout the ship and dark, black smoke began to fill the inside air.
During the early days of the 20th Century, communication was slow and cumbersome. The crisis of the 1908 fire in San Francisco could only be understood on the East Coast as telegraph keys pounded out the details.
Morse code was used extensively by both sides during the War in Europe from 1938-1945. Transmitters were relatively small and easily carried by a wireless operator, avoiding the long wired telephone connections of World War I.
In 1979, eleven year old Steve Harper, unable to speak due to the physical disability, cerebral palsy, had never heard of Morse code and was struggling to communicate with a head stick, symbol board and typewriter.
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