Samuel Morse's birthday was marked by Google with a new logo for the day

Google is marking the birthday of Samuel Morse by translating its name into dots and dashes for the day.

Visitors to the search engine's home page this morning were met with the code "–. --- --- –. .-.. ." instead of the usual Google logo.
The witty doodle is intended to honour Samuel Finley Breese Morse, the inventor of the single wire telegraph, who was born on April 27, 1791.