Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Top 100 Gadgets of All Time

Click on that link above for something that definitely Alex, maybe Stefan, and possibly the rest of you will find vaguely interesting.

Special Hoorays for #'s 71, 60, and 29(!).

And if you're curious about what exactly makes a gadget a "gadget," click here. And then probably here. And if you're having an exceptionally bad brain-day, here.

Why are lists so great?

Via Fark.


Alex said...

A) This list is great.
B) The order of the list is idiotic.
C) All of the above.

Jeff said...

The origin story for the wristwatch may be my favorite. Probably because it sounds like an elaborate yet obvious lie. :)

"Alberto Santos Dumont, a pioneer in early aviation history, complained to a friend that he couldn't read his pocket watch while flying his aircraft. In response, his good friend Louis Cartier built the first wristwatch and named it after Santos."

Anonymous said...

Clearly these people need to be sent a sample of Serious Commotional Emissions (TM).

Monica said...

I second what alex said. how is it that the cell phone can be ranked higher than the telephone. Apparently there was no regard for gadget evolution.

Oskar Schindler said...

The List is life!

Anonymous said...

Where is Sandra Dee?

Anonymous said...

Inspector Gadget

that's it, that's all i have to say

Inspector Gadget

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris. A great pick-me-up! That oh so unpleasant feeling of listlessness has passed.

Keep 'em comin'!