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Well, no, not really.

If you ever learned Morse Code anywhere – I learned it in Wolf Cubs, you know that it means SOS.  (Our interpretation was that it was used during the Second World War to send the message “Save Our Ship”.)

There are a number of Morse Code translators available on the internet – heck, even my Grade 11 Computer Science students had written an encoder / decoder for Morse Code.

It’s not really encryption but it’s a practical way to demonstrate how you can translate one stream of text to another, character by character.  Now, I think I remember some of the Morse Code from my youth but my grey matter doesn’t have access to all of it.  Fortunately, there’s this internet thing.  A complete table is available here.  Or suggestion for doing it via sound.

Interested in learning?  Google Labs has you covered with one of its experiments.  It’s a big step up from us tapping on desks!

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Let’s close with a bit of trivia.  What comedy show featured Morse Code on it regularly?

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If you said Hogan’s Heroes, pat yourself on the back.

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