Few people would argue that building a better mousetrap would generate much excitement amongst consumers. But the designer of the mousetrap sure caused a stir. Here are some other more pertinent innovations.
10. The Television
John Logie Baird filed his first patent in 1923, for a device that yielded an eight-line image. Years later this was followed by the sale of the first television set, a device that he baptized a “televisor.” In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) launched the world’s first regular TV broadcasts. Today, the jury is still out on whether it serves an educational benefit or is a cultural curse.
9. The Printing Press
The printing press was the first one of many communication mediums, changing how information was collected, stored, retrieved, criticized, discovered, and promoted. It has been implicated in the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution.