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Twenty-five greatest gizmos of the past fifty years

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Twenty-five Greatest Gizmos of the Past Fifty Years

We decided to choose the 50 greatest gizmos of the past 50 years, and give them their due. To uncover the whys and hows and whens. And, yes, of course we’re trying to start an argument. In fact, many arguments. Heck, were argued amongst ourselves making this list, and it was great fun.

Before you can have a list, you need to have criteria. Here are ours. For starters, nothing introduced before 1968. Yes, there were consumer electronics before 1968. But the late 1960s was when the party really got started. Inexpensive transistors were everywhere and designers were starting to use small-scale integrated circuits in their creations. Think of solid state as the oxygen that fueled the Cambrian explosion that led to today’s thriving gadget jungles. With ICs and other solid-state ingredients, engineers could finally build really capable, really compact, and really rugged gizmos. Read Full Intro

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