A few weeks ago, I watched an interesting show called 101 Gadgets that Changed the World. Yeah, I know I’m a nerd. So what? In order to make this prestigious list (compiled by Popular Mechanics), the gadget had to be:
Mocht u echt zelf geen inspiratie hebben voor eindejaarscadeautjes dan is er goed nieuws want aan de vooravond van het drukste koopweekend der koopweekends brengt Entertainment One ons de DVD ’101 Gadgets that changed the world’. Een countdown van 101 naar 1 met hebbedingetjes of hebbedingen die het leven op onze aardkloot er een stuk makkelijker op maakten. En misschien levert één van de gadgets u wel die aha-erlebnis op voor onder de Kerstboom?
The alarm clock. The personal computer. The smartphone. The radio. You know the greatest gadgets of all time (and you’ve probably owned most of them), but which has changed the world more than any other? To make the latest issue of Popular Mechanic magazine’s list of 101, a gadget had to be something you could hold in your hands, mechanical or electronic, and a mass-produced personal item. The rest was up to the judges. Check out their selections, and watch the 101 Gadgets TV special on History, premiering June 15. See this list .
101 Gadgets That Changed the WorldThe history of the gadget is both the history of invention and the history of men's lives. What man doesn't remember when he mastered the iPhone, the Swiss Army Knife, or the Walkman? While they are personal milestones, gadgets can change the course of history. How did the transistor radio create Rock and Roll, or the audio-cassette overthrow the Shah of Iran? Popular Mechanics Magazine partners with History(tm) on this two-hour special, assembling a panel of the world's most renowned tech gurus to generate the definitive list. 101 Gadgets That Changed the World is hosted by Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and features Popular Mechanics' James Meigs, Jim Cameron, James Dyson and others discussing the gadgets that inspired, amused or confused them. Is the combination lock the most influential gadget ever invented? The Zippo lighter? The bra? It's a fast paced countdown to Number 1. To make our list of 101, a gadget had to be something you could hold in your hands, mechanical or electronic, and a mass-produced personal item. The rest was up to the judges. Check out our selections, and let us know in the Post’s what you think!