Thursday, May 8, 2008

History tid bit.

1879 - George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.


1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.

I wish it were that simple these days. You can't invent something like the rubber tire anymore. Something that simple yet needed everywhere. Something that wears our, can be punctured, need repair, have an entire industry dependent on you like the auto industry. Sure it was the 1800's, but think of how complicated an invention has to be today. Even simple ideas like the cheap ass folding metal chairs are more complicated than the rubber tire. Man I yearn for the days of yesteryear.

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