On the ¨Tonight with Jay Leno¨ tv program some time back , they carried out a live comparison speed test between some old timer morse code guys and the countries fastest phone text messager.

So what is faster , 100+ year old morse code , or the high tech mobile phone button pushers. ?

morse versus TXT - mp3



¨We have found the fastest text messager in the country. Come on out Ben and his friend Jason.¨

 

¨I typed a 160 character message in 57 seconds¨



¨Now we are going to see how fast this technology is , lets bring out Ken and Chip. Come on out here fella's¨



¨Were going to give each team a card with the same sentence on it. Who do you think will be the fastest ? - Morse code or text messaging.¨
¨TXT messaging , Oh yeah¨



¨How old is morse code¨
¨170 years¨



¨Alright gentlemen , let's sit down at our desks.¨



¨Now in front of you is a card - They have got the same sentence on it - When I say GO - flip over the card and send the message to your partner¨



¨GO ! - - Yell out when you have the message¨



¨Can you hear the morse code ?¨
¨Yes , I can.¨



¨Lets see who is faster¨



¨C'mon Ben¨



DIT DIDDT DIT DIT DIDDT



FINISHED



¨Whoa , morse code -- Would you read me your message Sir.¨



¨I've just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance¨



¨That is the message sent OK¨



¨Very good¨



¨I'me sorry Ben and Jason you were beaten by 140 year old technology.¨