Ed Sutherland in Cult of Mac on a survey which points out the obvious. The iPhone is better than sliced bread:
The next time you try to explain how your invention is the greatest thing since sliced bread, you may want to use the iPhone as comparison, instead. Turns out the iPhone ranks No. 8 in a UK consumer survey of the 100 most important inventions, far outdistancing sliced bread at No. 70.
The iPhone also topped the flushing toilet, painkillers, and cars, but behind penicillin, the wheel, the airplane, and the light bulb. Android didn’t make the list. Google came in behind toilet paper.
That seems fitting.