Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time

As an inveterate gadget buyer and tinkerer, this list of the top 100 gadgets of all time naturally drew my attention. Some of the highlighted items I had never heard of, but other favourites are listed.

Who can forget the ETCH-A-SKETCH, released in 1960? The first time I came across this marvelous machine, it confirmed my suspicion that I had no artistic talent or hand-eye coordination. The first conclusion has stood the test of time, while the second has improved with age.

For on-going impact, I have to select the TREK THUMBDRIVE, released in 1999. I received the first one of these as a promo from a vendor who cleverly put the invitation to an event on the drive. It was a real "wow" moment, and has completely changed the way I move and store data.

Top 100 Gadgets Of All Time

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