Fifty-Five Years Ago Today

Theodore H. Maiman operates the first functioning optical (ruby) laser at Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, California, and making possible all of the technologies we use on a daily basis including, but not limited to, optical drives, laser printers, barcode scanners, and, most importantly, finer-optics. There would be no modern information technology without the laser, and we’d still be on electronic bulletin boards if we had to still dial up to the internet over copper.

What do you think LOLCats?

Best Invention. Evah!!!