Thursday, February 02, 2006

Thanks To Us,
The Telegram Is Dead.

Remember the telegram?

For those of us over the age of 30, the telegram was email's great-granddaddy.

A message at Point A gets encoded into Morse Code, then sent out through the wires to a station at Point B.

It then gets decoded back into plain language and sent out to the proper addressee at Point C via courier.

Waaaaayyy baaaack in the daaaaaaayyyy, it was cheaper than making a long-distance call.

How times have changed. What's next?

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