Electricity is all around us. We have electric lights, electric clocks, we have mobilephones, calculators, television, V-recorders, CD-players, MP3-players, radio, computers. Light it self is an electromagnetic phenomenon, as radio waves are. The colors of the ribbon on the blue sky are they because of electricity.
Webster’s dictionary defines technology as “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area” and “a manner of accomplishing a task, especially using technical processes or methods”. The etymology of both words, technology and technical, is the Greek word techne meaning art or skill, maybe even craftsmanship.
Dr. Rudolf Diesel boarded “SS Dresden”, a cross-channel ferry, at Antwerp in September 1913. He was going to see the newest diesel engine factory of London. The famous engineer was invited as a guest of honor to the opening of that factory. He was traveling alone. After dinner Rudolf Diesel went to his cabin at about 10 p.m. and that was the last time anyone saw him alive. His cabin turned out to be absolutely empty next morning on September, 30. There were only his coat and hat left on the deck.
Like so many things electrical, the history of electric Christmas lights begins with Thomas Edison. During the Christmas season of 1880, Edison, who had invented the incandescent bulb the previous year, hung strings of electric lights outside his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
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Die Digitalisierung ist weder aus der Geschäftswelt noch aus dem Privatleben wegzudenken. Doch wie ist der Status quo bei der Nutzung sogenannter vernetzter Geräte tatsächlich – abhängig von Alter, Geschlecht, Technikaffinität? Und in welchem Maße sind Trendthemen wie das „Internet of Things“ (IoT) schon in der Verbraucherpraxis angekommen?