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(Daily Mail)   The most important inventions of the last 100 years. You are now free to argue why something should or not be on the list *cough* Playstation *cough*   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 152
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2013-10-09 12:00:50 AM
Hey, I love Mattel Electronic Football as much as the next guy born in the era who remembers playing that..... but, you know, Atari 2600 was also 1977... and I'm going to go out on a limb and say that had a slightly higher impact on the whole gaming industry than Mattel Football.
 
2013-10-09 12:02:35 AM
If you've included the Game Boy, SNES, Playstation 1, and Playstation 4 then shouldn't you have included the Atari or the NES? Without the success (and failure) of the Atari then you wouldn't have had the precautions tht Nintendo took with the NES in North America which would then lead the the success (and influence) of the other systems.
 
2013-10-09 12:30:32 AM
Hello? Transistors? Integrated Circuits?
 
2013-10-09 12:35:20 AM
For those who do not understand Limese:


1938 The biro = ballpoint pen

1946  Disposable nappy  = disposable diapers

img1.fark.net = failure, in general
 
2013-10-09 12:36:04 AM
As well, this is the Daily Mail in Britain... shouldn't they have been more interested in this...

www.handheldmuseum.com
 
2013-10-09 12:46:19 AM
Conspicuously missing:

cdn-www.i-am-bored.com
 
2013-10-09 01:08:18 AM
niquette.com
 
2013-10-09 01:09:54 AM

dletter: Hey, I love Mattel Electronic Football as much as the next guy born in the era who remembers playing that..... but, you know, Atari 2600 was also 1977... and I'm going to go out on a limb and say that had a slightly higher impact on the whole gaming industry than Mattel Football.


We played it twice before bringing Crossman 760's into the picture.
 
2013-10-09 01:37:51 AM
I was going to say something about "readable lists," but...

"Kodak digital camera"

*ha ha.jpg*

Seriously. That was one of the biggest farkups ever. The device was inevitable, but for it to actually be invented by Kodak, that's... I don't know what that is. If Kodak was evil, it would be karma, but they weren't evil. They were just a film company. And I'm sure the executives that signed off their fate said the exact same thing as they were signing off their fate.
 
2013-10-09 01:56:20 AM

impaler: Seriously. That was one of the biggest farkups ever. The device was inevitable, but for it to actually be invented by Kodak, that's... I don't know what that is. If Kodak was evil, it would be karma, but they weren't evil. They were just a film company. And I'm sure the executives that signed off their fate said the exact same thing as they were signing off their fate.


I forgot to sign off:
/really into photography as it moved from film to digital.

Bought an SLR in the early 2000s. Studied various film types (color vs bw, ISOs). Had a medium format camera.

Seeing that film disappear from the shelves is a life experience.

Not one I regret, from a technical standpoint, but the march of time is another thing entirely. I hate feeling old.
 
2013-10-09 02:59:46 AM

fusillade762: Conspicuously missing:

[cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 500x384]


Terrifying device, great band.
 
2013-10-09 03:04:19 AM
Gadget launches does not equal inventions, subby. Many if not most of the things on that list were innovations of existing inventions rather than inventions in themselves.

Maybe worth keeping in mind before arguing about inventions not making the list...
 
2013-10-09 03:08:26 AM

mamoru: Gadget launches does not equal inventions, subby. Many if not most of the things on that list were innovations of existing inventions rather than inventions in themselves.

Maybe worth keeping in mind before arguing about inventions not making the list...


Logic and Reason don't go here Law Dog!!
 
2013-10-09 03:18:01 AM
That list rapidly turns to shiat around 1990. It goes from genuinely new things to popular products quite rapidly. Which should come as no surprise as that's the sort of thing you always get when the choices are made by popular opinion rather than from surveying a few select experts. I see the same sort of thing all the time with videogame lists. No, the most recent popular game isn't the greatest of all time and ET on the Atari 2600 is not the worst of all time.
 
2013-10-09 06:43:38 AM
The Thermos
 
2013-10-09 06:45:03 AM
Toaster Strudel.

And that vaccine for small pox was good too.
 
2013-10-09 06:48:52 AM
iPad and kindle are on the list. Those are the same thing.
 
2013-10-09 06:50:46 AM
Whar LASER whar?
 
2013-10-09 06:51:29 AM
*cough* Playstation *cough*

*cough*under-powered non-upgradeable PC*cough*..

Which covers pretty much *all* consoles, regardless of fanbois proclivities...
 
2013-10-09 06:55:15 AM

fusillade762: Conspicuously missing:

[cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 500x384]


I guess not a single fark was given. Litterally.
 
2013-10-09 06:59:31 AM
How can the Playstation 4 be on the list when it hasn't even been released yet? It could be a piece of crap for all anyone knows. Not to mention that it's not an invention, it's just an upgrade from the last version, same as the new Xbox. They're just bringing them both up to date using mostly preexisting technology.
 
2013-10-09 07:01:26 AM
It is amusing to see Playstation and Xbox 360 on the same list as Pacemaker and Black Box flight recorder.
 
2013-10-09 07:01:40 AM

Faddy: Whar LASER whar?


MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hello? Transistors? Integrated Circuits?


Here's the problem with the list: both Subbyand the actual article refer to the list as "the most important inventions." However, if you look at the title of the actual list within the article we get to the more accurate description: "The most influential gadget launches."  So while you have "the internet" listed on there, which had no commercial marketing or launch, many of the other items are nothing except interesting items with a ton of marketing surrounding them.  So in my opinion, based partially on what you mentioned is missing from the list, this list is complete crap with no specific topic. It should be called "Some shiat we thought of that we think is pretty nifty and compiled into a list."
 
2013-10-09 07:02:40 AM

ReapTheChaos: How can the Playstation 4 be on the list when it hasn't even been released yet? It could be a piece of crap for all anyone knows. Not to mention that it's not an invention, it's just an upgrade from the last version, same as the new Xbox. They're just bringing them both up to date using mostly preexisting technology.


My guess is because it's the most influential.  Even without being released, it caused Microsoft to change it's whole strategy regarding the XBox One.

That, and it's a Daily Fail list.
 
2013-10-09 07:03:35 AM

RedPhoenix122: It is amusing to see Playstation and Xbox 360 on the same list as Pacemaker and Black Box flight recorder.


Younger people commit fewer crimes now than they ever did before - gaming is better than prisons at keeping delinquents inside four walls.
 
2013-10-09 07:03:49 AM
I didn't see wrinkle-free cotton anywhere on that list.
 
2013-10-09 07:05:42 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hello? Transistors? Integrated Circuits?


Came to say this.  Also,  atomic bomb?

Twitter was not a farking invention!!!  Playstations, XBoxes and Kindles are not farking inventions!!
 
2013-10-09 07:10:49 AM
WTF, did Sony make up this list?
 
2013-10-09 07:11:45 AM
#1 is bulldozer. They had it at #... They don't have it?
 
2013-10-09 07:12:06 AM

WinoRhino: Faddy: Whar LASER whar?

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hello? Transistors? Integrated Circuits?

Here's the problem with the list: both Subbyand the actual article refer to the list as "the most important inventions." However, if you look at the title of the actual list within the article we get to the more accurate description: "The most influential gadget launches."  So while you have "the internet" listed on there, which had no commercial marketing or launch, many of the other items are nothing except interesting items with a ton of marketing surrounding them.  So in my opinion, based partially on what you mentioned is missing from the list, this list is complete crap with no specific topic. It should be called "Some shiat we thought of that we think is pretty nifty and compiled into a list."


I would like to nominate this post as the most important invention on the internet.
 
2013-10-09 07:12:06 AM
How are Beats by Dre influential? They're a trend, sure, but do they actually comprise technological innovation?
 
2013-10-09 07:12:28 AM
Electric guitar or electronic/synthesized music in general should be on the list.  I remember when Wendy Carlos released Switched on Bach.
 
2013-10-09 07:13:59 AM
Internet
 
2013-10-09 07:15:07 AM
Maybe it's just early but that article was laid out all weird. I couldn't even get through it.
 
2013-10-09 07:15:45 AM

Clash City Farker: Internet


No, because they've had tubes for more than 100 years.  It's just a bigger system.
 
2013-10-09 07:19:37 AM

Nogale: How are Beats by Dre influential? They're a trend, sure, but do they actually comprise technological innovation?


I didn't know what Beats were until I googled them after reading your post.  Headphones have been around a long time.

Based on the price I am guessing they're high end headphones.  High end headphones have been around a long time.

Based on the person whose name is attached I am guessing that even though their high-end headphones they're not *that* good and I can probably get equally good headphones for about $50 less.  Over hyped and overpriced substandard stuff has been around a long time.
 
2013-10-09 07:21:36 AM
Point of order: subby is misrepresenting the list.

List is a list of consumer gadgets, not inventions.

An invention is something that does something new, or does something in a new way, using a new process: the transistor, magnetic tape recording/playback in general, mass production, the cathode ray tube, the light-emitting diode, etc.

A gadget/device is something that does something old in the same way, but more cost-effectively, efficiently, or conveniently: the laptop (new architecture for a compact personal computer), the tablet (ditto for the laptop), the Walkman (compact version of a tape deck playback for portability), the CD/DVD player (size-reduction of Laser disks), etc.

//Some of the things on the lists fall into both categories: the pacemaker was actually a more or less new concept when it was designed, using electricity to regulate heart function.
 
2013-10-09 07:27:14 AM
The Mute button.
 
2013-10-09 07:28:44 AM
The invention that changed the world the most, and enabled (for better or worse) a completely different way of life for civilization is... the lowly refrigerator.
 
2013-10-09 07:34:21 AM
They have plasma TV and LED but not LCD, which won the war, or Philo T. Farnsworth's cathode tube that was the standard for half a cetury. They have VHS, CD and DVD players but no Blu-Ray.
 
2013-10-09 07:35:01 AM
The only way that list could fail harder is if it were a slide show.
 
2013-10-09 07:39:51 AM

Jim_Callahan: Point of order: subby is misrepresenting the list.


I'd put the blame on the Daily Fail for the misrepresentation, not on Subby... (Though, Subby was a fool to trust them to accurately represent anything...)

However, the list doesn't seem to know WTF it really is, either... Some stuff is pure invention, not really a gadget/product at all (eg: the Internet, the aeresol can, radar, LEDs, power steering), but they're mixed in with a bunch of consumer gadgets/products, along with some shiat your average consumer isn't likely to ever get their hands on (helicopters, kidney dialysis machines, jet engines)... So, yeah, it seems to just be a random collection of shiat with no real theme at all...
 
2013-10-09 07:42:44 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The invention that changed the world the most, and enabled (for better or worse) a completely different way of life for civilization is... the lowly refrigerator.


Completely outside the window of reference, but that would be.... fire>language>agriculture>soap>...

....actually, the list prior to the refrigerator is pretty long...
 
2013-10-09 07:47:49 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The invention that changed the world the most, and enabled (for better or worse) a completely different way of life for civilization is... the lowly refrigerator.

Completely outside the window of reference, but that would be.... fire>language>agriculture>soap>...

....actually, the list prior to the refrigerator is pretty long...


Yes, refrigeration was invented in the 1700's, but:

In 1913, refrigerators for home and domestic use were invented by Fred W. Wolf of Fort Wayne, Indiana with models consisting of a unit that was mounted on top of an ice box.
-from Wikipedia
 
2013-10-09 07:53:46 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The invention that changed the world the most, and enabled (for better or worse) a completely different way of life for civilization is... the lowly refrigerator.

Completely outside the window of reference, but that would be.... fire>language>agriculture>soap>...

....actually, the list prior to the refrigerator is pretty long...


You're missing his point. Refrigeration, and related technologies such as air conditioning, dehumidifiers, and climate control, especially in industrial applications and medicine, pretty much enabled the modern world. Notice he said, "completely different way of life." Your list set up civilization. The ability to remove heat transformed it.
 
2013-10-09 07:55:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcniyQYFU6M

this is the greatest invention EVAR...behold
 
2013-10-09 07:56:35 AM

vudukungfu: The Mute button.


More importantly, the wireless remote control.  Imagine having to walk across the room to manipulate the television like some sort of peasant.
 
2013-10-09 07:59:03 AM
the english claim john logie baird as the inventor of tv, even though his system was based on earlier mechanical systems, and did not really work

philo t farsworth invented electronic tv as used throughout the 20th century, and pretty much came up with the basics independently

the english invented pretty much everything else prior to 1950, but not tv, so stfu about baird
 
2013-10-09 08:00:12 AM

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: nulluspixiusdemonica: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The invention that changed the world the most, and enabled (for better or worse) a completely different way of life for civilization is... the lowly refrigerator.

Completely outside the window of reference, but that would be.... fire>language>agriculture>soap>...

....actually, the list prior to the refrigerator is pretty long...

You're missing his point. Refrigeration, and related technologies such as air conditioning, dehumidifiers, and climate control, especially in industrial applications and medicine, pretty much enabled the modern world. Notice he said, "completely different way of life." Your list set up civilization. The ability to remove heat transformed it.


Thank you. You said that more eloquently than I could (or did)
 
2013-10-09 08:00:43 AM

dletter: Hey, I love Mattel Electronic Football as much as the next guy born in the era who remembers playing that..... but, you know, Atari 2600 was also 1977... and I'm going to go out on a limb and say that had a slightly higher impact on the whole gaming industry than Mattel Football.




You had a portable Atari 2600?
 
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