Why Was it Invented?

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Electric Impulses The Morse code was developed because of the extremely slow communication of Samuel Morse's time. Slow communication has caused many problems at that time, some of which Samuel has faced on a personal level, such as the time when his wife died suddenly in New Haven, Connecticut. He couldn't even attend the funeral because it took a week for the news to reach him by mail. Knowing that electrical impulses travel in almost an instant, he realized it could be used to greatly speed up communication. This epiphany led to the invention of the telegraph. When Samuel invented it, he never realized that it would be one of the longest used coding systems of all times, lasting for over 160 years (and to the present).

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