Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

  • A Traditional Telephone Book

    What Can You Learn From the Phone Book?

    Aug 5, 12 • 479 Views • No Comments

    Among all of the innovations that changed our lives, have you ever thought about the phone book? The first phone book dates back to 1878. Compiled by the the District Telephone Company of New Haven, soon to become SNET, the Southern New England Telephone......  [read more]

  • Henry Ford's Model-T

    Ford Déjà Vu

    Aug 3, 12 • 415 Views • No Comments

    Responding to very different incentives, in 1908 and in 2012 Ford designed a lighter car. The first Model-T had a unique chassis. Made of a steel alloy that no other US car maker used, the Model-T was inexpensive, relatively powerful, sturdy and user......  [read more]

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    A Trademark Sandwich

    Jul 9, 12 • 476 Views • No Comments

    Combine either corned beef, pastrami, turkey or salami with 2 large latkes (potato pancakes) and you have a $24.95 lunch that Manhattan’s 2nd Avenue Deli calls its Instant Heart Attack Sandwich. Because the Heart Attack Grill of Las Vegas threatened a......  [read more]

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    Just Desserts

    May 27, 12 • 505 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins in 1920 with some ice cream, some chocolate and a stick. A candy maker decided to coat the ice cream with the chocolate, insert the stick and freeze it. Patenting the stick idea, he created the first ice cream bar and called it a Good Humor......  [read more]

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    A Better Ketchup Bottle?

    May 25, 12 • 557 Views • No Comments

    In a 1964 TV commercial, during a pouring contest between 2 young boys, Heinz ketchup was “…too thick and rich to run.” In another ad, Heinz lost an OK Coral duel because it was the “slowest ketchup in the west…east, north and......  [read more]