Monday, February 08, 2010

World Intellectual Property Day - 10th Anniversary

The theme of World Intellectual Property Day, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is "Innovation - Linking the World." There are many innovations that have brought the world closer together. Here is my top ten list of representative technologies and the decades in which they emerged.
  • Telegraph (1840s)
  • Industrial papermaking & automated presses (1880s)
  • Telephone (1890s)
  • Radio (1910s)
  • Television (1950s)
  • Networked mainframe computers (1960s)
  • Digital photocomposition (1970s)
  • Internet & e-mail (1980s)
  • World Wide Web (1990s)
  • Cell phone networks (1990s)
  • Web 2.0 & social networks (2000s)