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May 26, 2005
Text Messaging vs. Morse Code

The Tonight Show

This is great...  Here's a clip of Text Messaging vs. Morse Code on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

(The clip is available in Windows Media format on the main link, or MPEG format down a little ways.)

Posted by DonTillman at May 26, 2005 01:46 PM

Hey Don, could you turn on full text for the RSS for your posts? I'd appreciate it.
Oh, I heard about this a while ago... funny. Also, I heard about the guy who set a world record for texting. He sent some ridiculously huge amount of text in one month... something like 2 messages a minute or something.

Posted by: Matt Selnekovic at May 26, 2005 10:55 PM

Hi Matt,

Uh, lessee... oh, that's easy. MovableType defaults to an excert.

(Ahh, but what about the world record for Morse Code? Considering that some
people used to do that for a living, I'll can't help but think that the Morse Code
world record is more impressive.)

-- Don

Posted by: Don Tillman at May 26, 2005 11:58 PM

Very cool! I thought Morse would be faster than Text Messaging. It was! Better ergonomics, I think.

But... have any of you ever heard of stenography? That's the method of using machine shorthand via a court reporting keyboard/machine. The world record is 360 _words_ per minute with 97.23% accuracy.

Link to story:

Posted by: Karen K at June 3, 2005 09:19 PM

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