Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Greatest Inventions

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'tKnowWhatButThereMustBeSomethingElse.

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)computersIn addition to 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 coloringI don't know, but my wife insists this is essential.
3)Girl Scout Thin MintsHey, when you make a list, you can pick.
2)mute buttonsEver watch commercial TV? Indispensible!

And the number one most signifiicant invention of all time ...
1)toilet paperSeriously, would you trade this for any of the others?

1On the information superhighway, Facebook is the bumper stickers.

1 comment:

Edward Dovner said...

Good post. It may seem funny but toilet paper is really an important invention. Thanks for sharing.