Texting vs. Morse Code

October 16, 2008

Well today I was thinking about Morse code. You hit the button oh so many times, then pow! The other guy gets the message. Hmm, now what other system sounds just like that. How about texting?

Lets take a look:

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Now, you may wonder, does this get to me? Because technology is supposed to be moving forward, not in reverse! Tapping buttons to communicate with our buddies is so Samuel Morse ago. Why haven’t we moved on to talking, or voice conferencing on our phones yet (Note: currently being invented)? Is it because we are so preoccupied doing almost nothing as it is that we have to type our dearest memories and personal thoughts on a phone and hit send instead of risking showing emotion over the phone, or in person? And then we go use our phones 3 feet away from each other to text. Talk about clogging the system for people that might need it for 911!

My final take: we should move on from pressing buttons, and go with that click to talk feature. Same concept of quick communication, just less profitable on the wireless providers side.

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Well here is an idea the goverment can benefit from, and get away without major costs: public access messages to your phones. Kind of like SMS except free becuase it is information everyone needs to know. I mean all they would have to do to implent it is give local governments an email to the cell phone providers, who will send the message out to all the phones within the area. Like a broadcast message. To implent it in cell phones is just like an extension to SMS. Sounds easy to me, but it must not be becuase they haven’t done it yet. Oh well, I mean it would benefit us all because most people know how to use phones and not everyone watches TV or checks the computer for their impending doom – which this system could help with!