|TO LEARN MORE
ON THE BOOKSHELF:
Inventions That Shaped World History
by Bill Yenne, Morton, Dr. Grosser (Editor) / Paperback - 112 pages
/ Bluewood Books (1993)
This book contains inventions from all around the world from microchips to fire. This is a
really good book if you are going to do research on inventions.
Breakthrough Thinking at 3M
Rosabeth Moss Kanter / Hardcover - 209 pages / Harper
Business - 1997
While many managers still view creativity and originality in the workplace with
suspicion and apprehension, some of today's top corporations are parlaying these same
traits into notable long-term success.
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $25.00
Office Wonders explores the stories behind everything from the paper
clip to the laser printer, showing how they were invented and developed
and revealing what makes them tick. From chance discoveries never
intended to wind up at work to the irony of labor saving devices and why
they can actually create more work, we'll deconstruct your desktop and
expose the wonders there.
ON THE WEB:
& the Fax Machine
The patent for the fax machine was granted to Alexander Bain on 27 May 1843, 33 years
before the patent was given for the telephone.
SciTech, Carbons to Computers series from the Smithsonian Institution.
For an overview of 3M's history, including more tales of the tape, visit their Innovation
Machines to supersede the pen. From the UK Science Museum.
Engages in research on the history and
evolution of offices, antique office machines and equipment, and
business technology based on original documents and artifacts.
Where did office stuff come from?
Long before Columbus first visited the New World, Aztec Indians
living in what is now Mexico used shiny carbon to scratch ceremonial
marks on slate and stone. (Rubber erasers, however, would not be
discovered for centuries.) What other interesting tales can such
everyday objects tell?