Morse Code Infographic

When I started working on this assignment, I wanted to think about the ways that Morse Code was used and how it evolved over time. There is a lot of great information that I found and I ended up narrowing it down to show some of the variety of ways the code itself was used, starting with the telegraph but expanding to seeing its use throughout a variety of industries and personal uses up until today.

In the infographic below, I wanted to convey beyond just that Morse Code was used in conjunction with the telegraph. I expanded to show a little bit about letters to show how the postal service remained intact and there was a continued use for sending mail even if it took longer, many people still did it.

Morse Code was used widely by a variety of enterprises and for private use to communicate information quickly. It was also used in Wireless transmitters on ships as well as used through the use of lights to convey messages.

Lastly, people still use Morse Code today and many people who use radios to communicate globally may still have a use for the semi-universal language of Morse code. While Morse code varies depending on the language, there are some signals that are relatively universal providing a quick means of communication to break some of the language barrier in communication. Some people also keep Morse Code alive today as a hobby.

Works Cited:

Smith, T. “Morse: The End of an Era?” Unesco Courier (Paris, France), no. Jul/Aug 1999 (1999): 65–.

“Postal and Telegraph Service.” Scientific American 33, no. 25 (1875): 391-391.

2 Replies to “Morse Code Infographic”

  1. I found your post very interesting in of itself and also due to it being related to my topic of the telegraph in the Civil War. Morse code is an area I have never quite fully understood, but your post and infographic has helped in that regard. I also found it rather interesting that many people still use morse code to this day.

  2. I really enjoyed your infographic! I believe you mentioned in class that this is the first one you have done, and you did a great job, especially for your first time. I love the details of the actual Morse Code at the top and the relevant graphics to each section. I also found your topic very interesting since I had not thought to consider the way Morse Code was used outside of its initial use in the 19th century and early 20th century.

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