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Tech Born at a World’s Fair
These technology innovations and landmarks made their debut in public at World's Fairs.
July 27, 2023
Alexander Graham Bell first introduced his invention of the telephone in 1876 at the Philadelphia World's FairGogosvm/ iStock / Getty Images Plus
While most people learn about new technology nowadays over the Internet, there was once a time when massive global expositions called World’s Fairs showcased new inventions. These expositions often displayed the cultures of various participating countries. But World’s Fairs also displayed new inventions, such as the telephone and color TV. At the same time, buildings and and landmarks constructed for these fairs often remained long after the expositions occurred as tourist attractions.
The site insider.com highlights some of the most significant tech inventions and landmarks that made their dayview at a World’s Fair. Design News has excerpted them for the gallery below.Design News has excerpted them for the gallery below.
Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at [email protected].
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