The first motorcycle resembled a big bike and no one invested too much thought into ergonomics. It was basically a big bike with an engine. The thrill of riding one of these down a curvey road was probably there even on the old version of the motorbike.
However, technology and engineering have definitely turned the modern motorbike, as we know it today, into a road monster. The fastest motorbike these days is the Dodge Tomahawk reaching 420 mph, it costs over 500K dollars and looks slightly better than the one Gottlieb Daimler created in the late 1890s.
When stories are passed down from generation to generation, small details and unprecise facts might be dropped and forgotten along the way. The camera created by man prevents this from happening as we have the ability to freeze time and capture moments that will never return.
The first camera invented was heavy, a fuss to operate, and had no added features or filters like we have today. Besides being smaller and lighter, making it possible to carry around, the quality of photographs these days, has turned this into an art, introducing top photographers, bringing objects and people, to life.
It is so easy these days to transfer your data on a USB key, transfer information through Bluetooth, send an image on your WhatsApp, and save it on your mobile device. But how was data stored years ago before all these technology delights were invented? Believe it or not, paper cards were used. It is only natural to ask, what did they do when a cup of coffee was spilled nearby?
For those born over 30 years ago, memory cards were as common as cars, and they could not imagine storing information on any other material. Today, we speak a totally different language.
The first ballpen patented didn't do wonders when the cold winter days came, as the ink became thick and couldn't flow easily around the ball and paper. The ones who invented this obviously didn't think beyond the hot summer days. Since then, many adaptations were made, and the ballpen exists and works perfectly even today.
There are many designers and sizes to choose from, and the colors are endless. Even though typing is becoming more and more common, and the art of writing seems to drift away, we have a feeling that pens are going to stick around for good.
The first refrigerators were so big, they took up almost half the size of an average kitchen. Now, don't envy the 1900's people for having extra-large fridges. It was the engine, being too big, not the space within. They resembled kitchen cabinets more than anything else, and the design was at no one's concern.
These days, refrigerators do more than keep food cold. They control the humidity level, they are an integral part of the kitchen's design. High-end models have a transparent door, so you can see how much milk you have left without even opening it!