The phrase "What hath God wrought?" may not mean much to you, but it's a line that changed the course of history. This was the first message ever transmitted over telegraph wires. Samuel Morse, the developer, created this technology out of his own grief. This story is dark, but it has a happy ending — for the rest of the world, that is.
Can This Horse Trot Any Faster?
Morse Me, Beep Me, If You Wanna Reach Me
Samuel Morse's Flash of Genius Born of Grief
Invention of the Telegraph
Written by Ashley Hamer May 24, 2017
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