The 12/27/06 edition of the New York Times contains the article, “A Fading Signal.”.
Paul Saffo opines in his 12/16/06 journal entry:
It is tempting to conclude that the FCCâ€™s action spells the end of Morse, but I am certain we will see a very different outcome. Freed from all pretense of practical relevance in an age of digital communications, Morse will now become the object of loving passion by radioheads, much as another â€œdeadâ€ Language, Latin is kept alive today by Latin-speaking enthusiasts around the world. Latin fans eagerly tick off the practical benefits of speaking a dead language, but of course they pursue their study because it is fun and challenging, gives them a sense of accomplishment and links them to a community of other passionate speakers.
The demise of CW has been greatly exaggerated.