Samuel Morse inaugurated the first telegraph line by sending the message “What hath God wrought” on 24th May 1844. The line is a biblical quotation Number 23:23. The message was sent from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the US Capitol. Morse’s assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, received the message.
The two had invented the system of dots and dashes for communication over telegraph.
Computer generated bitmap graphics were first produced at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. In fact, a number of computer related technologies and inventions have come out from PARC including Ethernet, GUI, and even the personal computer. [more...]