Gadgets Then and Now

Lets take a tour through the decades to explore how consumer technology has changed over the years.

#10 Typewriters

Then: The Blicksenderfer Manufacturing Company produced the first electric typewriter in 1902. Typewriters didn’t reach mass market until much later — when IBM released the Electric Typewriter Model 01 in 1935. Generation X learned to type on a variation of this model until desktop computers made them virtually extinct.

Now: Macbook Air, Laptops, netbooks, desktop computers.

#9 Vacuum Cleaners

Then: In 1907, William Henry Hoover produced the first commercial bag-on-a-stick upright vacuum cleaner in Ohio, USA. He bought the design patent from his wife’s cousin, James Murray Spangler, who had tried to put together an electric fan, a box, and one of his wife’s pillowcases to loosen debris. Hoover redesigned the machine with a steel casing, casters, and attachments, and the rest was cleaning history.

Now: Self-vacuuming gadgets like the iRobot Roomba, the Mint, and the Dyson DC06 help shorten your chore list.



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One Response to “Gadgets Then and Now”

  1. Really a nice post to go through. It great to see that how much the technology has progressed and it has changed the entire world. Like if you take smart phone it has all the things you want like it can work as a cell phone as well as a camera and a camcorder, like a small PC and GPS devices and much more. So now a days only having a smart phone means that it has all the things that you need to have. Thanks for the post and keep posting like this…

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