Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Google Introduces Morse Code E-Mail (on April 1)

Courtesy Google
In an April Fool gag most greatly appreciated by hams, Google on April 1 announced the introduction of "Gmail Tap," a combination of hardware and software to enable people to send e-mail messages via Morse code. The system would use special smartphones in which the usual keypad is replaced by two buttons … one for a dot, the other for a dash. No word, however, on whether you'd be able to plug in your paddles to send faster!