I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
July 23, 2011
July 23: First Typing Machine Patent, 1829
The typographer had the first patent issued in the US for a typing machine. It's creator was William A. Burt, who later revolutionized surveying with his invention of the solar compass.