“Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first to use new 'telegraph to tweet' technology at Whitehorse museum”
Report by Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News
Former Yukon Commissioner Doug Bell was delighted to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Whitehorse Wednesday morning, and to help launch a new made-in-Yukon technology created for the MacBride Museum — a 100-year-old telegraph key that can now send messages to Twitter.
In the log Telegraph House, a building dating back to the turn of the last century, Will and Kate dictated a message transcribed by 90-year-old Bell into Morse code. It appeared instantly on Twitter.
"THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 2016, WHITEHORSE YUKON"
"Well I guess it's the old way and the new way joining hands," said Bell, who came north to the Yukon in the 1940s as a telegraph operator.
"It's crossing the generations and the technology and joining them together for a neat way to say hello."
The "telegraph to tweet" technology was created by Make IT Solutions' software developer Seamus Venasse, who said he was honoured the Duke and Duchess were the first to use his technology.
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