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Re: Morse Code

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Posted by Edward Burroughs on February 12, 2018 at 06:38:00 user edward_burroughs.

In Reply to: Re: Morse Code posted by Ed Kiser on October 27, 2017 at 06:13:31:

This reminds me of one of Arthur C Clarke's books. I think it's A Fall of Moondust. A moonliner is invisibly stranded under the dust of the moon and the captain manages to communicate with the surface by tapping on a metal shaft with a spanner. Clarke makes a good point: Pilots always grumbled about having to learn Morse - it was a complete waste of time in an age of electronics. In all your life you might only need it once. But that of course was just the point - you really would need it then.

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