|Re: HP-65 makes All-TIME 100 Gadgets list.|
Message #10 Posted by bill platt on 25 Oct 2010, 11:59 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alex L
That list is so lame. Looks like it was written by someone who is A: enamored with electronics and B: born yesterday. Sorry, but half the stuff on that list sucked when they were new, and are totally forgotten. Real stuff is left out. Leatherman is included, by not the swiss army knife?
And the cameras? Where the hell is the Brownie? Too much digital $%#$$# in the list, in every category.
Most of those things I never bought, because they were clumsy emergent tech or dumb fads. Examples: electric toothbrush, pedometer, Apple Newton, electric razor (I had one and hated it. always cut your face up and left a rash). Sony Mavica. What a waste. Film was better and still is often better today! Bluetooth headset. What a stupid annoying Borg contraption that encourages a combination of public insanity and anti-social behavior.
Belong on the list: Handi talkie, pager, space pen, credit card (though technically not a gadget!, zippo, velcro, (where the hell is the zipper and the button then! Heck, where's the front-closure bra?) dirt devil, smoke detector, pacemaker, hearing aid, scratch the dirt devil--it ain't that great and I haven't bothered to go buy one.
Edited: 26 Oct 2010, 12:08 a.m.