Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ode To The Telegram

Western Union has announced that it will be discontinuing telegram service. In response to this, my father posted the following:

Back in the days of 10bps gusting to 100, the terse-and-to-the-pointness of telegrams was truly an art. For example, when I was born, my grandfather telegraphed an inquiry about his first grandchild in three words:

"Tassel or no?"

I think I know from which side of the family I get my wit. :)
posted by S.C. @ 9:23 AM |


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