11. 08. 2007
101 gadgets that changed the world
Did you know that Velcro was invented by Swiss inventor George de Mestral after he became disgusted with removing cocklebur seeds from his jacket and decided to investigate the reason for its stickiness? Or that the first digital camera was invented way back in 1965 by Kodak engineer Steve Sasson and it resembled a toaster? I didn’t – before I read through this list of 101 gadgets that have changed our lives over the ages. And the list is exhaustive – it covers inventions and discoveries as early as “fire” (59,000 BC) and as recent as the iPod (2001). Call the oldies "retro gadgets” if you will, and have fun browsing this interesting list.