On February 19, 1878, Thomas Edison received a patent for the phonograph.
Little has changed in paper making over the past 50 to 100 years, but a lot has changed in our natural world.
Commemorations of St. Valentine’s Day are rooted in the distant past.
It has become one of the key dates on the commercial calendar, with romantic Brits spending an estimated £1.5 billion on cards and gifts and Americans as much as $19.6 billion.
The ’60s brought us the Beatles, the PMS color matching system, a laser printer from Xerox, and a moon landing from NASA.
Few and far between are the denizens of the industrialized world who can escape the secular trappings of the Christmas season.