Outdated: No longer current. Outmoded. Outmoded: Not being in style. No longer acceptable or usable. Antiquated: Obsolete. Being out of style or fashion. Advanced in age. There they are, no longer current, out of style and the big one, no longer acceptable or usable. I view the issue of no longer acceptable or usable to be 100% Horse-Sh-t. Folks just don't want to accept it as a mode of communications nor usable. It is acceptable by amateurs and is very usable. Todays prospective individuals that "want" to be an amateur radio operator, in my believe, are using the no longer acceptable or usable method as an excuse. Who has stated, in the amateur radio service, Morse Code is no longer acceptable ? Nor usable here, in the United States ? Hams current today met the requirements set forth by the FCC, however, it seems to me that the, I want to be and entry class have some difficulty with requirements and to advance themselves upwards, "MORSE CODE." Has the FCC stated, the Morse code is unacceptable or not usable ? Absolutely not. Outdated ? Absolutely not. Any of the above definitions ? Absolutely not. As an Advanced licensee, our class is in the middle once again. The third time I fullfilled the written requirement and made the grade, upward, why can't you ? People say, it's no longer acceptable. People say, it's not usable. People say, it's not being in style. People say, it's no longer current. People say, it's out of fashion. People say. it's obsolete. Tell me why and others that read qrz.com, why does someone that desires to become an amateur radio operate complain about the requirements ? Is it I can't? Is it I won't and wait till the requirement suits me? Is it I don't want to? If you can't fullfill the requirements put in front of you by the FCC, you just do not want to be an amateur radio operator. Lack of discipline, fortitude and learning techniques. The Morse requirement, such as it is, will not be withdrawn in the United States for quite along time, if in fact, it is ever withdrawn. Play the waiting game, complain about its not being usable or whatever, just find excuses. I had the desire to become an amateur, worked for it, failed several times, still worked and worked for it, then one nasty morning made it, perserverance. I did not complain, I was disappointed yet strived and here I am today in this newer type society, can't, won't, don't like it, I'll never use it, why CW. IT'S A REQUIREMENT TO BE MET, REQUIRED BY THE FCC. That dead Horse has risen once again and shall remain for years to come. Let the flame-throwers begin.