The article “A History of the TTY” on provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of teleprinters (TTYs) and their significant impact on the development of computing and telecommunications. It traces the journey from early telegraph systems in the 18th century, through the invention of Morse code and the electromagnetic telegraph, to the development of the Baudot code and the widespread use of teleprinters in business communications and computing in the mid-20th century. The piece highlights how early computer systems were influenced by teleprinter technology, eventually leading to the modern use of terminals and the enduring relevance of TTYs in computing interfaces today.

For a detailed exploration, you can read the full article here: A History of the TTY.