Open Letter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos
Subject:- Recognizing Telegraphy as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
I am writing to make a request. This is not a personal matter but rather one that concerns the millions of Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators around the world. For a large number of these are still using Morse Code to this day and it is their passion.
Morse code is still an effective way of communicating with others all around the world ,and it started from humble beginnings. Who can forget Marconi and his transmissions from Porthcurno, in Cornwall, to India in 1870, this was using telegraphy. What this brought to the economy of Great Britain of the time is immeasurable.
As such, Telegraphy must be considered the first ‘digital’ communication. As technology developed, so did communication but we cannot forget where it started. Today business community take full advantage of the technology which started life as mere dots and dashes.
So it would be an honor for us if you would consider our request and give this some thought and please consider making telegraphy an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Your Humble Admirer