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News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over; News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over.

Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide. Now, people turn to the internet, text messaging, Twitter, gifs and emojis to write their long-distance notes.

While thumbing through a volume of Florida laws, state Rep. Tommy Gregory and a colleague came upon old statutes regulating...