The race to transmit a simple message, staged by an Australian museum, was won — at a dash — by a 93-year-old telegraph operator who tapped it out using the simple system which was devised by Samuel Morse in 1832 and was the mainstay of maritime communication up until 1997.
Gordon Hill, who learnt to use the technique in 1927 when he joined the Australian Post Office, easily defeated his 13-year-old rival, Brittany Devlin, who was armed with a mobile phone and a rich vocabulary of text message shorthand. —Mark Henderson —A race to the wire as old hand at Morse code beats txt msgrs (TimesOnline)
ol jn hnry
txd hs cptn
wl a mns gt2
txt lk a mn…