Technology is beautiful. It is amazing both by the intrinsic ways it operates and by the direct contribution it makes to society.
It is no surprise that most of the major inflection points in history are not enabled by technology but were actually driven by a technology that seemingly had no appreciated value outside eccentrics, enthusiasts, and experimenters.
That is until desperate times or dire situations or the dedication of a few open-minded people drove it to light.
From pencils, to semiconductors; to phones then to mobile phones then to smartphones; to CDs then to DVDs then to Flash Drives then to full internet data dynamics, each had a hard transition against the incumbent.
But when an idea whose time has come arrives, magic…