So what is it?
It is a tangible thing, not a person, idea, system, or other abstract notion but a real thing that was invented in the late 1800's.
It didn't get much use for a few decades actually, but when it did, the speed of manufacturing and the reliable precision produced was incredible and it has grown to touch every single product produced today in one way or another.
Either the products are directly produced using it, or the machinery that produces the product had some if not all of its contituent parts manufactured using this "thing" in their manufacture.
And no, it's not electricity. As I said, it's a tangible solid thing.
Hint.... it's name consists of two words, and it's invention was pretty sweet.
Skydog wrote:Printing press?
The world's first movable type printing technology was invented and developed in China by the Han Chinese printer Bi Sheng between the years 1041 and 1048. In Korea, the movable metal type printing technique was invented in the early thirteenth century during the Goryeo Dynasty. In the West, the invention of an improved movable type mechanical printing technology in Europe is credited to the German printer Johannes Gutenberg in 1450.