Note from the Publisher: In honor of the birth of our wonderful nation (with all it’s flaws), we found a great piece on the 8 hottest tech trends of 1776. This provides an excellent perspective of just how far we’ve come in 240 years. Happy 4th of July to you and yours!
“Back, by popular demand, a reprise of my 7 Hottest Tech Trends of 1776 plus one. Enjoy!
A little more than 240 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against King George. At that time, the “best” technology available was the printing press and the “best” social network required the use of “word of mouth” in Public Houses. Grog was the lubricant that facilitated this communication and the rest, as they say, is history.
But while all this was going on, there were a bunch of entrepreneurs and a few startups that changed the world. In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the eight hottest tech trends circa 1776.”