may 24, 2022

Pic of telegram

Morse invented "Morse Code" - an alphabet of electronic dashes and dots - in order to efficiently transmit telegraph messages.

Fact-checking: He spent 10+ years developing technology - "The idea of using electricity to communicate over distance is said to have occurred to Morse during a conversation aboard ship when he was returning from Europe in 1832."

Library of Congress: Today in History

What the Digital Age Owes to the Inventor of Morse Code (Time)

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