Peter Ha on Time’s All Time 100 Gadgets since 1923:
If we were starting from the beginning of humanity itself, the list would actually be a lot easier to compile: the wheel, the lever, the telescope, the syringe, movable type — the roster practically writes itself. But we’re masochists and decided to limit the list to the 100 most influential personal gadgets created since 1923 — the year TIME started publishing.
- PowerBook 100
- QuickTake camera
But no Mac?
Also on the list: Kindle, Sony Walkman, TiVo, Ballpoint pen, Palm Pilot, the Credit Card, cordless drill, smoke detector, the pacemaker, and power strip.