This year’s Google April Fools’ Day joke was Gmail Tap, a Morse code interface to Gmail on mobile phones. The funniest thing about this joke is that it’s actually a feature I have wanted on cell phones. Ever since I started receiving SMS texts, I’ve been annoyed with the poor text-entry interfaces on moble phones. Since I’ve had an Extra class amateur radio license for half of my life, it is easier and faster for me to send Morse code than it is to use the keyboard on any phone I’ve ever tried. So a virtual keyer on a phone would be a welcome improvement. While they’re at it, I’d also like the option of having the phone read the caller ID and text messages to me in Morse. I use Morse code for some messages on my computer, and it works well. It would be nice to see Morse code features on a cell phone.