National Technology Day

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Get out your slide rules and pocket protectors, folks, because we are here to celebrate National Technology Day! If you thought that National Technology Day might somehow slip under the radar of our tech-savvy site’s algorithm, you've mistaken. On 11th May 2020, the internet was all abuzz with 52,176 mentions of this techno-tastic day. I guess you could say things were 'lit', as the cool tech kids say! (Or is that just the LED glowing of thousands of screens?)

When is Technology Day?

It's national technology day on the 11th May.

A byte-sized history of National Technology Day

We love a good party and National Technology Day is the perfect time to boot up the celebrations! Usually, we relate national days to toes-in-sand, flag-waving, and fireworks (or perhaps the ceremonious stuffing of faces in the name of a good burger). But National Technology Day? That's a new one, even for us cybernauts.

Well, folks, let's put the 'fun' back in 'function’ and 'RAM' in 'raging party'! The main thread that runs through Technology Day is appreciation; appreciation for our binary companions which make life more like a smooth scroll rather than a buffering wait.

Most mentions ever!

On 11th May 2020, the historic date for the most number of online celebrations, 52,176 technophiles swamped the internet, finding innovative ways to pay homage to all the gizmos, gadgets, apps and systems that amplify our daily lives.

How to celebrate?

No need to be a code whisperer or tech guru to join in. You just need to have the 'drive' (and a bit of storage). How about a group video call dressed in 'retro' tech styles (trucker hat, anyone?) or decorating your space within the theme of a favorite videogame? Also, remember to tweet, post, share, swipe, and click to spread the tech-love.

History behind the term 'Technology'


The Birth of Technology

The term 'technology' was coined in 1791 by German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder, who used it to describe the study of the practical arts and their application in society. Herder's concept of technology encompassed everything from tools and machines to knowledge and techniques.


From Philosophy to Industry

In 1829, French economist Charles Babbage introduced the idea of a 'division of labor' in technology. He emphasized the importance of specialization in manufacturing, which led to the rise of industrialization and the development of new technologies. Babbage's groundbreaking ideas laid the foundation for the Industrial Revolution.


The Telegraph and the Rise of Communication

The invention of the telegraph by Samuel Morse in 1837 revolutionized long-distance communication. However, it was not until 1865 that the term 'technology' became closely associated with the field of electrical communication. The deployment of telegraph networks around the world marked a significant leap forward in global communication technology.


The Emergence of Digital Technology

The year 1945 saw the birth of digital technology as World War II came to an end. The development of the electronic numerical integrator and computer (ENIAC), the world's first general-purpose electronic computer, marked a pivotal moment. This breakthrough paved the way for rapid advancements in computing and the eventual digital revolution.


The Internet Revolution

The 1990s witnessed the widespread adoption of the internet, leading to an unprecedented wave of technological innovation. The internet connected the world like never before, transforming communication, commerce, and social interactions. This period marked the beginning of the digital age, where technology became an integral part of everyday life for billions of people around the globe.

Did you know?

Did you know that around 12% of the globe's total currency exists online? It's true! Your spare bitcoins might be worth their USB storage space.


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11th May 2015

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11th May 2020

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