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(Hello, world)

I always have one book going in my car, and one going on my mp3 player. Twice today I heard a reference to someone speaking in morse code (with a pencil in Thirteen Reasons Why and with a light switch in Looking for Alaska). It got me to thinking that a) I'm glad I never had aspirations to become an engineer, because my brain won't understand how radio signals work, and b) those author-types sure are creative.

BTW, Morse code is still in use today. Although the FCC doesn't require the Morse code test for amateur radio certification anymore, many still use Morse code to communicate. And, if anyone wants to create a secret spy message using Morse code, here's a handy chart for you to learn the alphabet.

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