Another Manufacturing Innovation Milestone

By April 18, 2007General

Apple announced last week that the 100 millionth iPod had been sold. As the WaPo’s Mike Musgrove points out, that’s equal to half the number of cellphones in the US — and half the number of households in the US as well. This in only 5 years of existence.

Regular blog readers know we love to brag about the fact that whenever there’s something cool or hip or new, it was invented by a manufacturer. From iPods to electric guitars to video games and the Space Station, manufacturers are there at the birth. This is but one more example of the innovation that manufacturers bring.

And so we say “Bravo” to Apple and at the same time salute those great manufacturing innovations that you never hear about but that have no less an impact on the world around us.