The very first in the world

Have you ever wondered what you were familiar things when they first came out? See.

Digital Camera (1975)
In December 1975, the Kodak engineer Steve Sasson (Steve Sasson) has invented a device that in a few decades will lead to a revolution in photography - the first digital camera. She had a size comparable to a toaster and allows you to take black and white pictures resolution of 100 by 100 pixels, or in modern terms, 0.01 megapixels. The process of one shot took 23 seconds, the information stored on a cassette tape. Notably, the structure of the chamber was the same as that of its current descendants, including CCD-sensor firm Fairchild Semiconductor. To view the photographed images required a special device, the photo shows on a normal TV, and read one picture took 23 seconds. And it was 34 years ago ...

Motel (1925) Motel Inn in San Luis Obispo, California, was built in 1925 by the architect from Los Angelos Arthur Heinemann (Arthur Heineman), who called the Hotel Motel, combining the words "motor" and "hotel". At first it was called Milestone Mo-Tel, the night it was worth 1.25 dollars. Arthur did not bother copyright issues, and the word "motel" is now used by thousands of small hotels for travelers worldwide.

Album Cover (1938) Earlier this point records were sold in the same brown paper boxes, but in 1938 the studio Columbia Records released the album «Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart», the cover of which came up and drew a 23-year-old designer Alex Steynvess (Alex Steinweiss ), creating the world's first music album cover.

Roman (1007) More than 1,000 years ago, one of the Japanese aristocracy named Murasaki Shikubu (Murasaki Shikibu) finished writing ambitious novel «Tale of Genji», consisting of more than 350 characters, spanning more than 75 years and tells about the life of the emperor's son, and his amorous feelings other events. Now, this work can be considered the first novel.

Web server and website (1990) This happened in 1990. Address the first available site -, he worked on a computer with the operating system at the University of Next CERN, and the address of the first web-pages created by Tim Lee (Tim Berners-Lee) - Compare what happened to the internet for 19 years, and during that grew one page at this time.


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