A mention of telegraph doesn’t seem like much of technology today. In fact, probably many kids have never even heard of a machine called a telegraph. It’s no where to be found in Madden Football or the video game Call of Duty.
But there was a time that Congress stopped and looked in amazement. The date was May 24, 1844. Standing in the chamber of the Supreme Court, Samuel B. Morse sent a message of only 19 letters to his assistant, who was back in Baltimore.
Members of Congress watched the telegraph machine demonstration with fascination. What was that message of 19 letters? What God hath wrought?
The message was received. The experiment of national communication was a success. And today… I blog with reckless abandonment!
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