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John Falstaff
06-12-03, 19:17
Hi Everyone,

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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?

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Harryu
06-12-03, 19:28
The abacus.

Aza

tazmine
06-12-03, 19:31
The dishwasher! :D

AndrewII
06-12-03, 19:41
Computers
Abicus
Video Games

Morgan
06-12-03, 19:46
Originally posted by tazmine:
The dishwasher! :D that was eve :cool:

tippucat
06-12-03, 20:58
Eighth wonder of the industrial age, Taz, imho. I guess, though, modern computing and the internet! :D

swimfanc42tr
06-12-03, 21:00
I'd say Plasma TVs. Good stuff... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

stephaniedp
06-12-03, 22:59
Planes.

Nicky
06-12-03, 23:01
Computers http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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lee32uk
07-12-03, 00:09
Sinclair C5 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

ambico17
07-12-03, 04:01
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.

Draco
07-12-03, 05:19
Definately not the best, but religion sure had an impact...

BlingBlingBrat
07-12-03, 05:30
The lightbulb...think about it.

chocco
07-12-03, 10:18
Hmmm....

Washing Machine - could never manage without it.

Telephone - saves on all that travelling.

Electricity - got to be the best!

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TR_Dan
07-12-03, 11:27
the wheel.

TopCat.TopBeing
07-12-03, 13:15
life http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif God's the #1 inventor http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Nicky
07-12-03, 13:22
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

Draco
07-12-03, 13:31
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 ]

Capt. Murphy
07-12-03, 13:53
the door.:| That's a good one.

Nicky
07-12-03, 13:55
The elevator http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Annacia
07-12-03, 14:22
Controled fire! (keyword being controled)

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galaxia2999
07-12-03, 14:31
the lightbulb THAT WAS INVENTED BY A CANADIAN, NOT THOMAS EDISON!!! HE ONLY BOUGHT THE IDEA FROM THEM.

neil4768
07-12-03, 20:19
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.

John Falstaff
07-12-03, 21:25
Who gets credit for what can certainly be controversial!

See this row about a nobel prize:-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Society/health/news/0,8363,1101881,00.html

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kenny
08-12-03, 00:42
the main bearing puller for cat cummings detroit and others. my invention. not on the market. do u think i should patent.

John Falstaff
08-12-03, 01:21
Kenny,

Any chance of a clarification?

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kenny
08-12-03, 01:36
sorry john cant let this be poasted. ;)

kenny
08-12-03, 01:40
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

John Falstaff
08-12-03, 01:41
Kenny,

Oh well!

Not even toasted!

;)

John Falstaff
08-12-03, 03:18
'Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.'

Billy Connolly

:D

[ 08. December 2003, 03:35: Message edited by: John Falstaff ]

qwerasdfzxcv
08-12-03, 11:35
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...

andromeda_eats
08-12-03, 11:48
Im going to be primitive and say the wheel.