There needs to be a distinction because CW was never intended as a data mode in the way we understand a data mode today. It's the most ineffient data mode. But for the human ear, it's the most efficient mode. So let us define DCW. I say DCW is not the means of SENDING it, a keyboard when used WELL with correct procedures, break-in, not typing far ahead, can help those with arthritis for example. I say DCW is when CW is DECODED by a modem and/or computer, and not the human ear. That is clearly DCW. And, DCW, being a digital mode, should thus NOT be allowed in the exclusive CW-only portion of the band. How can those who are deaf with no volume watching patchy snippets due to QSB, close by signals, QRN etc, share with us when it is SO annoying when they cannot copy stuff we can easily copy by ear. They simply belong in the DATA part of the band and we can QSO them there if we wish, cross mode DCW-CW or DCW-DCW. For any station to be allowed to TX in the CW-exclusive part of the band, they should pass the CW test, by ear, at least 15WPM. Before anyone complains: it's not to get your HF ticket, you can use every other mode including DCW, but NOT our part of the band where you destroy our pleasure and waste our time. Learn CW if you want to be in the CW part of the band.