bits/hz/second: we're barely more efficient than the telegraph

Jay Hennigan jay at
Mon Aug 17 18:31:23 CDT 2009

Anton Kapela wrote:

> For the experts out there: how long are we going to wait for something
> more efficient than morse code over twisted pairs?

For text messages, Morse code can be more efficient than modern encoding 
techniques.  Morse is a variable-length code weighted to favor the more 
common symbols in plain text messages.  The letter "e" is a single bit. 
  In terms of message throughput/hz/second/, Morse is actually pretty 

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