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Mark Atwood
I shot an arrow into the air... and where it falls, is in an O'Reilly book
A couple of years ago, I started working on learning Morse code. (It's a project I'm still "working on", i.e. it's stalled.).

While researching ways of learning it, I recalled the book Cheaper By The Dozen, that I had read years ago, had a bit on how Frank Gilbreth trained his 12 kids in it. A bit of googling, and I found the technique, but not the complete training set, just the phrases for the first three letters.

I mentioned this technique one night to my friend Lion Kimbro, who is interested in mind, mentation, self education, thought process modelling, and in "mind hacks" years before the concept exploded across the blogovers and wikiverse.

He apparently mentioned it to one Ron Hale-Evans.

Who reconstructed a phrase set, and included it in the new O'Reilly book Mind Performance Hacks. That particular chapter is even freely available.

The world is a weird cascade of personal interactions...
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pr10n From: pr10n Date: March 28th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
So cool. *adds book to list*
From: hollyking Date: March 29th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
The best way to learn Morse Code (CW) is the Koch method. You don't memorize mnemonics but listen to two characters at full speed until you can reliably (90% or better) distinquish them. Then you keep adding characters until you've learned the full set. The link I posted has good information about how to learn Morse. G4FON has made a free CW Trainer for Windows.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: March 31st, 2006 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Neat. But I don't do Windows.
docorion From: docorion Date: March 29th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Which book resides in my backpack, waiting for me to read more of it (i.e., it's stalled :-)

Cool; good for you.
rhonan From: rhonan Date: March 29th, 2006 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I would recommend NuMorse, but that's a Windoze program.
jimtbari From: jimtbari Date: April 2nd, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of that book (which is definitely on my to-be-read list)...

Congratulations, you lucky bastard! ;-)

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