THEN - Travel back over 100 years to...
The phonograph is an electromechanical instrument for
producing sound from a record or cylinder. Thomas Edison invented the
Phonograph and on December 4, 1877, became the first person to ever record
and play back the human voice.
CD Player/MP3 Player
If you want to listen to
Britney Spears or N' SYNC, you play their music in a CD player or an MP3
Today there are thousands of books, newspapers,
and magazines being circulated. This would never be the case if not
for Johannes Gutenberg. In 1448, Gutenberg invented the moveable type
printing press that was styled after a wine press. The printing press
held a series of blocks. Each block had an individual letter or
picture. Ink was rolled over the type and then the type was pressed on
a sheet of paper. The first book ever printed was the Gutenberg Bible.
Ink Jet & Laser Printers
Today we use Ink Jet or Laser
Printers. These printers are usually hooked up to a computer which can
print out many copies of any type of publication.
Before the vacuum cleaner
became a presence in every home, the rugs were hung on a clothesline where
they were beaten free of dust and dirt with these handy household rug
Today almost every home has a
vacuum cleaner. They are usually plugged into an electrical outlet and
power sucks up the dirt from floors.
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