Speaking of news teletype sound effect

Bill O'Neill billo@shoreham.net
Thu Dec 8 21:35:13 EST 2005

John J. Francini wrote:

> Wire service TTYs spoke a 5-bit code, called Baudot, that ran at 50, 
> 60, or 75 baud. Depended on the service provider. The 5-bit code only 
> allows for 32 characters.

This brings back memory of changing the ubiquitous teletype ribbons, 
with the black ink on fingers for the remainder of the day...and next.  
Newsrooms got just too quiet when the clunkers went museum.

Bill O'Neill

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