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I've just been giving serious contemplation to deep matters (er, specifically self-raising flour http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ).
I started wondering what people thought were the best, or most important, inventions ever? I mean there is everything from writing, poetry or music to the perhaps more mundane such as the ring pull can, the plastic bin liner or the ball point pen.
What do people think are the best or most important inventions ever?
Originally posted by tazmine:
The dishwasher! :D that was eve :cool:
Eighth wonder of the industrial age, Taz, imho. I guess, though, modern computing and the internet! :D
I'd say Plasma TVs. Good stuff... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
Sinclair C5 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
Good topic John.
I'd have to say the most important invention ever is the printing press, inveted by Johann Gutenburg.
As I quote from a web site about Johann:
No other event in the history of humans has influenced them more that the invention of the printing press constructed by Gutenburg. The ways in which the printing press affected the growth and development of the human race are almost to numerable to count.
.....the Gutenburg Bible, printed in 1455, was the first Bible ever printed and the first book ever printed in Europe........the printing press allowed knowledge and ideas to be passed on from one man to the other and paved the way for schools and media.
Definately not the best, but religion sure had an impact...
The lightbulb...think about it.
Washing Machine - could never manage without it.
Telephone - saves on all that travelling.
Electricity - got to be the best!
life http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif God's the #1 inventor http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Originally posted by TopCat.TopBeing:
life http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif You are very right! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Originally posted by TopCat.TopBeing:
God's the #1 inventor http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif And so very wrong... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
[ 07. December 2003, 13:32: Message edited by: Draco ]
the door.:| That's a good one.
The elevator http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Controled fire! (keyword being controled)
the lightbulb THAT WAS INVENTED BY A CANADIAN, NOT THOMAS EDISON!!! HE ONLY BOUGHT THE IDEA FROM THEM.
Edison perfected the incandescent lamp, and used a trail and error way of finding the correct material for the filamant and shape of it. He did not work on it alone other prominent names who worked with him on it include Charles Batchelor, John Kruesi, Francis Jehl and Frances Upton who did not recieve much credit for it.
Who gets credit for what can certainly be controversial!
See this row about a nobel prize:-
the main bearing puller for cat cummings detroit and others. my invention. not on the market. do u think i should patent.
Any chance of a clarification?
sorry john cant let this be poasted. ;)
john u need to shave more. just a joke i hope u take it that way. :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Not even toasted!
'Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.'
[ 08. December 2003, 03:35: Message edited by: John Falstaff ]
The telegraph - without a doubt.
Without the telegraph, you wouldn't have the worldwide network of communications we have today. The idea of being able to send instant messages hundreds of miles was revolutionary, it was effectively email, only over a hundred years earlier!
It spawned the telephone which eventually became the internet.
The telegraph is the true forebear of the internet, not the telephone...
Im going to be primitive and say the wheel.
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