Homeschooled Farm Boy (HFB) has been reading a book about Guglielmo Marconi, who of course was an early pioneer in the development of radio. Naturally, the book details the history of various forms of long distance communication that led up to radio.
Anyhow, this morning HFB beamed as he informed us of a conclusion he had drawn from the initial forty pages of the Marconi book:
"The telegraph was sort of like the first text message!"
Yeah. Kind of.