History of Technology

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It’s easy to forget the fascinating virtual world that we are living in. Everyday, new inventions and ideas are being made and our world is changing by the second. As technology begins to become more advanced, it is important to realize where it all started. Teenagers didn’t walk around with their iPhones in their pockets waiting for a text to come through. Parents didn’t bring their laptops to work, to surf the web or take notes during an important meeting. Our digital world has come a long way since the beginning of time. You may find it interesting to know some of the early history of technology that brought us to where we are today.

The first mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1963. It was a wooden shell with two metal wheels.

The prime reason the Google home page is so bare, is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know the HTML and just wanted a quick interface. In fact, the submit button was a later addition and initially, hitting the RETURN key was the only way to burst Google into life.

The first website ever to be made was built at CERN. CERN is the French acronym for European Council for Nuclear Research and is located at Geneva, Switzerland.

It took the web only 4 years to reach 50 million users. Radio took 38 years while TV made it in 13 years.

The invention of the modern computer keyboard began with the invention of the typewriter. Christopher Latham Sholes patented the typewriter that we commonly use today in 1868. The Remington Company mass marketed the first typewriters starting in 1877.

We didn’t get to where we are today over night. Technology is advancing each and every day without people even realizing it. To me, it seemed like only yesterday that I was a 12 year old girl listening to music on my iPod shuffle. Today, my 6 year old cousin uses his iPad mini to hold his music. Imagine what the future holds.


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