Morse vs SMS

The London Times reports on a messaging competition pitching a 93 year old telegraph typist using Morse code against a 13 year old using mobile texting. The content was a randomly chosen phrase from an advert. The dot ‘n dash guy was faster, even though his message had to be transcribed by yet another veteran receiver.

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Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.

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