Who coined the phrase"carbon footprint"?

Answer William Rees, professor of regional planning at the University of British Columbia, first used the term "ecological footprint" in a paper he wrote in 1992. By 2000, the term "carbon footprint" was ... Read More »

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Who coined the greeting hello?

Thomas Edison coined the greeting "hello." After the invention of the telephone, people needed a short, efficient greeting with which to answer it. By 1880, "hello" won out over "ahoy" (suggested b... Read More »

Who coined"QWERTY"?

QWERTY---which refers to the first six letters on the top row of a computer keyboard layout---is a system that began with typewriters. In 1875, Christopher Sholes arranged the letters in the order ... Read More »

Who coined the word "robot'?

Karel ÄŒapek, a Czech writer coined the term "robot", or rather made it popular. "He introduced and made popular the frequently used international word robot, which first appeared in his play R.U.R... Read More »

Who coined the golden rule?

The term the Golden Rule dates back to late 17th century England. It means to treat others as you'd want them to treat you. The physicist Robert Godfrey, in 1674, called it "that Golden Law," and i... Read More »