September 01, 2007

Dotty Old Message

Thnk ur gr8 @ txt msgng?

In competition in Australia, a telegraph operator since 1927 was pitted against a 13-year-old girl in a battle of the messengers. The old gentleman has a lifetime of experience using Morse code; The girl has two years of text messaging experience and a slew of popular slang.

The telegrapher transmitted the complete message in 90 seconds; the girl used texting shorthand and took 108 seconds to send the same message.

The message: "Hey, girlfriend, you can text all your best pals to tell them where you are going and what you are wearing."

1 comment:

kenju said...

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