Communications Through Time
8th January marked World Typing Day and the perfect opportunity for one resident, a former typist, to show off her skills that she hadn’t used since the early 90s. Rowan Court residents made use of a traditional typewriter and a laptop to compare technologies and enjoyed reminiscing about a time before the laptop when it wasn’t so easy to backspace if you had made a mistake!
Glenmoor House residents went back in time to learn about morse code. The code, named after Samuel Morse, one of the inventors of the telegraph, is a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as standardised sequences of two different signal durations, dots and dashes (or dits and dahs). Residents enjoyed learning about the universal sign of distress, dot, dot, dash, dash (SOS), how to write their names and short messages to their loved ones, which were posted on the home’s Facebook page.