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Google’s Reinventing Morse Code

Google’s introducing the Gmail Tap, which as described in the video above, is a new typing system that uses just two buttons — one for a dot and one for a dash to simulate Morse code.

By narrowing down the standard QWERTY keyboard to something with only two buttons, this will revolutionize how quickly people can communicate with each other.

With only two buttons to “tap” and send email, this will make sending email via a smartphone much more user-friendly.

And could you imagine if this use of Morse code was transferred to our laptop keyboards as well? Instead of having to train our fingers to fit with the QWERTY keyboard style, a person just needs to understand Morse code!

That seems pretty easy to me.

This reinvention of an old technology seems simply brilliant — just why is it that nobody thought of this before??

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