Since the beginning of racing, riders have been faced with many choices on the track. The fastest rider is often the one who chooses the best lines on the track.
It is the first company to successfully pivot from computer maker to device maker. And its devices are now ubiquitous, its annual new product releases are among the most anticipated in the world and it recently announced it would begin issuing a dividend to its stock owners expected to generate $10 billion in the first year alone. There is also speculation that Apple will enter into the payments market in the near future (allowing its handheld products to serve in the same fashion as a credit card). This alone would turn them into a trillion dollar company.
The radio’s history is a captivating tale of scientific breakthroughs, artistic expression, and societal transformation. It all began in the late 19th century, fueled by the pioneering work of scientists like Heinrich Hertz and Guglielmo Marconi. Hertz proved the existence of radio waves, while Marconi built the first practical radio telegraph system, sending signals across the Atlantic in 1901.
Early radio broadcasts were a far cry from our modern stations. They consisted of Morse code messages and experimental transmissions by hobbyists. Yet, the potential for wider communication was undeniable. By the 1920s, commercial radio began flourishing, bringing news, entertainment, and advertising into homes through crackling speakers. Radio dramas, variety shows, and sports broadcasts captivated audiences, forging a shared cultural experience across distances.
The radio’s impact went beyond entertainment. It played a crucial role in major events like World War II, enabling rapid communication and propaganda dissemination. Throughout the 20th century, it democratized information access, fostered political discourse, and revolutionized music, nurturing genres like jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.
Today, radio retains its magic, even in the face of new media giants. Podcasts offer on-demand content, internet radio expands global reach, and satellite radio provides endless variety. Though its form has evolved, the core of radio – connecting voices and stories across the airwaves – remains as potent as ever.
The People Behind the Way We Live
Do you know how the inventions you use every day really came to be?
Orville and Wilbur Wright conduct first sustained flight.
Charles A. Lindbergh completes first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
A modern airliner, Boeing 247, flies for the first time.
Germany’s Heinkel 178 is the first fully jet-propelled aircraft to fly.
World’s first commercial jet airliner, the DH 106 Comet, takes its first flight.
The Boeing 707 offers a new level of comfort and safety.