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I’m a little late on my national days, but January 11th was National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day. Here is my name in morse code: .-. .. -.-. …. . .-.. .-.. .

For those born during the age of the computer, you may not believe or even understand the importance of this great invention. It served as the foundation of one of the first high-speed communications networks in the world. Before the invention of the telephone, telegraphs used this code to help transmit information across vast distances.

Morse Code is attributed to three different inventors, Samuel F. B. Morse, Physicist Joseph Henry, and Alfred Vail, who all worked together to produce a system of transmitting information via Electric Telegraph.

Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day was created by someone known only as Brownielocks, and was done as part of trying to revitalize and recognize this fading method of communication. By reintroducing yourself to this lost language you can share information across vast distances with nothing more than a flashlight. Never underestimate the value of having one more piece of communication in your tool kit, you’ll never know when you’ll need to use it.



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