End of the Telegram Mon, Feb 6, 2006

Wired has an article about Western Union sending it’s last telegram. Pretty crazy to think about. They say that form of communication is gone, but I disagree. If we really think about it the internet as we know it just a series of signals being carried around by wires. It was just way ahead of it’s time, and a little slower. I wonder how fast the fastest Morse coder could tap out a message in bits per second? So if a fast Morse coder could knock out about 4 bleeps per second would that be about 4 bits per second? And the line on which my server resides kicks out about 800,000 bps? We’ve come quite a ways.