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Top 5 British Innovations Which Make Your First Thing Easier
There are many reasons why Britain has always been Great with countless breakthroughs in technology to its name, including some of our products which we’ve proudly manufactured in Warwickshire for more than 40 years. Here we have rounded up five iconic inventions which have shaped Britain’s first thing routines.
Portable Digital Music Player
The first, credit card sized portable digital music player boasted an LCD screen, control buttons and only enough storage for 3.5 minutes of audio! Today, whether your morning playlist is designed to relax or motivate you, it just wouldn’t be the same if you had to change the CD or flip a vinyl record over. The early morning escapist types even use music as a motivational life hack first thing.
World Wide Web (WWW)
British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee was working at CERN in 1989, when he devised the concept of a system that we now know as the internet. Since the WWW officially launched in 1991 millions of webpages have become available to us. So, first-thing philosophers can simply pick up their smartphone and answer the big questions in life, from the palm of their hand.
William Henry Fox Talbot’s 1835 vision has driven forward a medium which dominates modern life – photography. He inspired the digital processes we use today and was the first person to make photographic images. Little did he know that, in the 21st century, a daybreak diva’s morning routine wouldn’t be complete without a first thing selfie!
London born Charles Babbage began thinking about computers in as early as 1822. Yet it took a couple of hundred years for the first electronic programmable computer ‘Colossus’ to be produced. Many advances and decades later, these clever boxes dominate the world we live in. Without this tech, sun-up survivor types may get more sleep – but they wouldn’t be able to reach the next gaming level!
First thing hero Peter Hobbs is the man who made our Great British refreshments so great. He introduced a simple piece of technology, the bimetallic strip, into the appliance which bent as the water boiled, breaking a circuit and switching off the kettle at the perfect time. Thumbs up to Hobbs for helping the reluctant risers to make a quick cuppa first thing!
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