This course will look into the different inventions that have changed the world. Some of the inventions in this course have become everyday conveniences. But their history is worth telling. In addition to plotting how these inventions came to be, we will also survey the various people involved in their development. Most, if not all of these inventions were built on the ideas and inventions of other people. It is important to give recognition where it is due. Lastly, this course will discuss the contributions of these inventions to the world and whether they have made the world a better place.
Technology correspondent at The Times
Mark Bridge is technology correspondent at The Times. He started his Times career in 2006 as a personal finance reporter, and has also written for the Money and Bricks & Mortar sections.
How did the Personal Computer improve productivity at the workplace and elsewhere?
In the seventies and eighties when you get the first IT systems being installed in most businesses, productivity actually falls and people couldn't understand this.