Homework: Using different sources (encyclopedias, Internet, etc) find information about other famous inventions.
Elisha Otis and the elevator
Devices capable of lifting people into tall buildings have existed since the ancient Egyptians. And as the industrial revolution and the growth of cities led to taller buildings being constructed, people became tired of having to climb multiple flights of stairs. So elevators were invented, using either steam or electric engines which pulled up elevators with ropes. However, ropes have a tendency to break. And even being in an elevator only a few stories high, if the rope broke and you plummeted with the carriage it would result in at least severe injury, if not death. Otis actually invented the safety break, which would stop the elevator from crashing if it was activated by sudden falling when a rope broke. This removed a major risk of death from buildings taller than a few stories, and spurred on the building of the first skyscrapers.
World Wide Web
The Internet is a networking infrastructure. Whereas the World Wide Web is a way to access information over the medium of the Internet.The father of the World Wide Web is a British Computer Scientist, Tim Berners-Lee. While working as a software engineer at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, Tim noticed that the difficulty in sharing information. In 1989, this leads to a proposal “Information Management: A Proposal”. However, it was not immediately accepted. By October 1990, three Tim laid the foundation to the web through HTML, URL, and HTTP technologies. April 1993, marked an important step in the history of Web. The decision to use the web for free was announced. To this day, the Web gleamed an encyclopedic wave of inventiveness. The web rapidly changed the traditional way and influenced the development of various industries. For example, it led to the development of online education and economy; the best way to promote your company in 2017 is through Google search. People can read or watch any types of content online whether through a site or social media such as Facebook and Twitter.