So, in this online posting of people who have creatively contributed to society in the art form of invention or innovation and the name that comes to mind is Jacob Schick. If you have ever had to use a dry razor on your skin you know this process can take a very long time. Mr. Schick patented the idea on the electric shaver. Not only is the electric razor more efficient, but you can save time as well using an electric shaver. For myself if I use an electric razor I can shave whatever area that needs to be shaved pretty quickly. Mr. Schick had an idea and he executed it and has made a meaningful contribution to society in the artistic realm of invention and innovation. Okay, you can read more about Mr. Schick and his invention by reading here. Click the link. The inventor of the electric shaver.
In this posting of People who have contributed to society, we talk about none other than Christopher Latham Sholes who invented the first practical typewriter and the qwerty keyboard. Can you imagine the amount of editing that people would have to use in order to create books, letters, or magazines? Wow. If everything were still hand written can you imagine the number of people who would develop Carpal tunnel injuries? So once again we take our hat off to Mr. Sholes and thank him for helping our society facilitate transferring our thoughts from mind to physical print or form. Another plus of the keyboard is it allows you to type freely and see what’s happening in the back of your mind. Happy Turkey Day to those that celebrate it and have a great day, evening, or night to all. Click the link to learn more about Christopher Latham Sholes.
**I stated that Sholes created the typewriter…he didn’t. Henry Mill invented the typewriter but Sholes made the commercially successful version of the typewriter. So thank you Mr. Mill for making an invention that Sholes and others were able to improve upon.
In today’s session of people who have contributed to society……we discuss Seneca the Younger…as early dates put him on as the person who looked thru a glass filled with water and noticed that letters no matter how small could be magnified. It’s this magnification principle that eventually led to other creators coming up with and making eyeglasses. So some of you can’t read this type without glasses or contacts. Others that have had Lasik no longer need them. Well you can think the likes of Seneca and all the others after him who added to this concept and built on it. As a result of his discovery and telling others about it many people that would have been robbed from walking in the wrong area, swindled from not being able to read contracts, didn’t have these things happen. But on a lighter more positive note the same people have been able to fully enjoy the joys of life, seeing flowers bloom, seeing the sunset, seeing beauty in all it’s grandeur and physical form…some experiences can only be fully felt by experiencing them from all five senses. If you have ever been to a concert or a theater or really been into a movie that you like you can experience this. If you have ever been really happy or in LOVe and had a experience with your significant other that involves heavy breathing……LOL….you know what I’m talking about….I think it’s those memories and experiences that make life worth living and looking forward to…..so for all the creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs involved in the magnification of glasses, or eye glasses, or glass ware. Thank You. Click the links to learn more about Seneca the Younger and glasses.
So the next person on my list of people who have contributed to society is none other than…..Garrett Augustus Morgan Sr. This man of his many inventions came up with a safety hood/gas mask that was used by firefighters to rescue people in fires….Mr. Morgan watched firefighters struggle with the smoke and fumes of fire and came up with the idea to have a wet sponge that filtered the air and a breathing tube that was along the floor where good air was……most people were extremely spectacle about his invention..but he and his brothers and other rescuers walked into/under Lake Erie…..and saved several men that others had tried to rescue but failed in rescuing…..so without this man’s invention many more lives of firefighters and rescue personnel would have been lost without his contribution to mankind…..thanks again Mr. Morgan…….read more about…Mr. Morgan…Click the link.