Good Night Old Man
In a captivating first person POV, the author tells his story about what it was like to be a Morse Telegraph Operator.
Good Night Old Man will take you back in time to discover an art of communication that has long since met its demise. Telegraph was the leading edge technology of its time and the precursor to many of our modern communication outlets.
From 1844 – 1972, this form of communication was relayed all over the world through the language of Morse and other codes. Few operators remain who can tell the story of dots and dashes with as much passion and memory as George Campbell.
The dream of becoming a commercial Morse operator required not only skill but took a passionate, determined dedication to the learning of Morse code. It took patience and lot of practice to master hearing, typing and translating the messages that were being received and sent. At 85, George Campbell can still converse in the language he used during the 1940s and ‘50s in a job where he found so much delight – it did not feel like work.
Step back into Canada’s communication history and share George’s story, Good Night Old Man.
Written by George Campbell
Canada $19.95 ISBN # 978-0-9878319-0-3 (c) George Campbell
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