Ever wonder how on earth something got named? For example, flat head screwdriver makes quite a bit of sense. Then again, Phillips head – not nearly as much sense. I've never met a man named Phillip who looked like a cross-slotted screw. It is actually named for its inventor, Henry F. Phillip.
The word "manufacture" isn’t much of a stretch from its Latin origins. In Latin "manu" comes from "manus" meaning hands – think of the word manual. The last part of the word comes from factura which translates to "a working". Etymology online claims the first record of the word manufacturing can be dated to 1605.
The word technology can be dated to around the same time, though the meaning that we're familiar with is more recent. The meaning "science of the mechanical and industrial arts" was first recorded in 1859.
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