“...it takes on average 20 years for a technology to make the transition from ﬁrst articulation to maturity (deﬁned as becoming a $1billion industry)…the mouse, for example, took 30 years. “ – Bill Buxton, Principle researcher MicrosoftPatent
This SlideShare features the evolution of the inventions of the fax machine, ﬁrst envisioned and patented in 1843 by Scotsman Alexander Bain, improved on by others, then once again by Giovanni Castelli, an Italian priest. In 1865, Castelli went on to establish the ﬁrst Paris public fax service. The service worked over telegraph lines and ran between Paris and Lyon. ...This was still 11 years before the invention of the telephone.
Presentation by Stephanie Rieger of Yiibu at the MobX Conference in Berlin, Germany November 17, 2012.
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