The first electric light was so dim that a candle was needed to see its socket. One of
the first steamboats took 32 hours to chug its way from New York to Albany, a distance of
150 miles. Wilbur and Orville Wright's first airplane flight lasted only 12 seconds. And
the first automobiles traveled 2 to 4 miles per hour and broke down often. Carriages would
pass them with their passengers shouting, "Get a horse!"