Didn’t you know that the Olympics isn’t just a major international event featuring your favorite sports, aside from being the world’s foremost sports competition, the Olympics also led to the development of new technological advancements and modern devices or peripherals which we are using now and has become a part of our everyday life.
The connection between sports and the medical procedure mentioned above might be obvious but didn’t you know that you have to thank the Olympics as well for those modern-day desktop printers near your desktop computers.
Yes, the Olympics was the one that opened the door for a known watch company to become one of the largest printer manufacturers in the world.
After the Olympics, Shinshu Seiki continued to manufacture compact electronic printer in 1968 called the EP-101. After seven years, the company then formed another subsidiary that goes by the name Epson, coined to be the “son” of the EP printer. Epson focused on their products on producing printers for micro-computers and other devices. It wasn’t until the year 1982, that the Shinshu Seiki chose to change their name into Epson Corporation and later on merged with the company Suwa Seikosha Corp. in 1985 finally forming the Seiko Epson which we know today as one of the most popular printer brand in the market.
And this just all became possible through the Olympics time-keeping needs.