Hemingway was not the only news reporter who became fascinated with the form and focus of cablese. A fascination he brought with him into his new line of work. “I was getting too fascinated with the lingo of the cable”, he later explained (cited in Steffens 1931, 142), and one has only to read a little of the later Nobel Prize-winning writer to recognize the source of inspiration for the prose in his books. The same fascination for electro-magnetic telegraphy is, however, also shared by many journalism researchers, who for decades have taken principles and practices associated with electro-magnetic telegraphy as their starting point.