Thursday, June 3, 2010

Top 50 worst inventions

This is a fun listing at TIME.com of the top 50 worst inventions.

I saw this listing first in the Facebook update of a friend, who loved that the Segway was on the list, and there I commented,

"I remember the buzz so well. Was working in a software company, and fellow geeks were totally jazzed by stories about Dean Kamen's coming revolution, which was code-named "Ginger." There was so much speculation as to what he had invented, and few substantive rumors. Then the Segway was announced, and what a thud. Considering how brilliant Kamen is, however, I have to wonder if in 20 years we'll see Segways everywhere -- radio didn't catch on immediately either, as I understand."

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