Texting or Telegraph, which is faster?

Texting or Telegraph? Which is faster?

Texting is a major form of communication today, but is it faster than using the old form of communication, telegraphs?

Indiana University put this question to the test in the following video. Which method do you think won, texting or telegraphing?

Read more about the invention of the telegraph at: (Missing a tragic event was the impetus for a new way of communication by an artist)

The film below reveals the result of their test.

According to the video, it seems that we haven’t improved our speed much over the years.


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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