Peter Davis: Greatest Inventions
From: The Tech Curmudgeon
August 22, 2012 at 01:00AM
Apple has now become the most valuable public company in history. No
doubt this is largely due to their seemingly endless stream of
life-altering, or at least culture-altering, gadgets. Think about it
… the Macintosh, the Newton (ok, low blow), the iPod, the iPhone, the
iPad, the iDon’tKnowButThereMustBeSomethingElse.
But in all this, it’s easy to lose sight of what are really the most
significant inventions of all time. Therefore, as a public service, we
provide this reminder.
|5)||computers||In addition letting us expose every aspect of our personal lives to friends and advertisers alike1, the computer has revolutionized just about every other product on earth. It is also responsible for getting millions of indigent nerds off the streets and into productive jobs.|
|4)||hair coloring||I don’t know, but my wife insists this is essential.|
|3)||Girl Scout Thin Mints||Hey, when you make a list, you can pick.|
|2)||mute buttons||Ever watch commercial TV? Indispensible!|
And the number one most signifiicant invention of all time …
|1)||toilet paper||Seriously, would you trade this for any of the others?|
1On the information superhighway, Facebook is the bumper stickers.