The Rise and Fall of Kodak

Logo of the Eastman Kodak Company (1987-2006)

In the present society, documenting about one’s life has become easier. People now have their own smartphones. Some even own high-tech cameras that do not just produce quality photographs, but are also lighter and portable. Kodak, as one of the pioneers in the field of photography, paved the way for all of …

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A Deep Dive into the Iconic Cowboy Boot

Cowboy Boot

In the past, cowboys and horse riders have worn the iconic cowboy boot style of riding boots. The cowboy boot, which is typically made of cowhide leather, can be anything from a tough, functional, no-nonsense boot to ornately embellished fashion boots made of exotic materials like ostrich, alligator, snake, or buffalo leather. …

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The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry

Background BlackBerry is a smartphone series of devices developed by a Canadian company called Research in Motion also known as RIM from 1999 to 2016. Research in Motion’s 850 pager served as the forerunner of the BlackBerry in 1999. The device, which included a tiny keyboard and wireless e-mail connectivity, allowed users to …

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A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of Popular Web Browsers

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Background A browser is an application program that offers a way to see and engage with all of the information on the World Wide Web. Web pages, movies, and photos are all included in this. Before the Web, the term “browser” was used to refer broadly to user interfaces that enable you …

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Timeline and Key Events of the Medieval Era

fight between two knights near the castle against the background of the sunset sky in the Middle Ages

Background The Middle Ages are a time in European history that extends from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century CE to the Renaissance, which is variously understood as beginning in the thirteenth, fourteenth, or fifteenth centuries, depending on the location of Europe and other variables. [1] From the …

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Timeline and Key Events of the Renaissance Era

Background Renaissance was a period in European civilization that followed the Middle Ages and is conservatively held to have been branded by a flow of interest in Classical scholarship and ideals. The era also saw the discovery and exploration of new continents, the adoption of the Copernican system of astronomy in place …

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Pearl of the Orient: Historical Timeline of the Philippines

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Background The Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago that is composed of over 7,000 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam. Its capital city is Manila, which is located on Luzon, the largest island in the …

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Timeline of the Rise and Fall of the British Empire

British Commonwealth and world national flags

Background The British Empire was a worldwide system of dependencies that was carried under the power of the crown of Great Britain and the supervision of the British government over nearly three centuries. [1] It is remembered for its extensive, long-lasting, and far-reaching imperial activities that ushered in an era of globalization …

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