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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 08/18/2006 22:52:55 EDT|
Subject: Imagining a Dedicated Morse Wireless Device
A "palmable" mobile device dedicated to SMS/IM/chat using Morse Code? Plans seem to be popping up all about the countryside.
According to its inventer, Tony Lovell, the project's goal is to endow existing mobile devices and create new custom-designed devices with a Morse code text entry/output interface and allow them to tie into existing message-based communication networks such as SMS and IM as well as a new character-based chat medium in which each letter is transmitted as it is encoded.
Communicating by Morse would certainly mark the provider and user as dynamic and refreshingly different. However, the refreshing difference is achieved only in combination with the considerable liability of being comparatively harder to learn. But Morse also has a distinctive "spin" which a clever provider can leverage to help consumers see this as a challenge to be embraced in pursuit of -- and part of -- an image.
Morse code possesses a rich aura already firmly established in the minds of a global audience. It enters the scene armed with a compelling reputation: people know what it is, how it is used, and can think of historical scenarios of its use that smack of romance, danger, and intrigue.
Tony's site information is but a 'click' away. Let us know what you think.
Tony Lovell's Dedicated Morse Wireless Device