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Sunday Seven – Episode 34

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Have you ever looked at a piece of technology and kicked yourself for not coming up with the idea yourself? Techies will enjoy this week’s question.

But first, Cat, of “Sweet Memes,” was first to answer last week’s question about languages you’d like to be able to speak fluently. Congratulations, Cat.

On to the newest challenge!

CNN recently ranked the top 25 innovations of the past quarter century. Their list can be found by scrolling down in the article on their webpage. What would your top seven innovations be? Do you agree with their top seven, or would you have a different take? Remember, we’re talking about innovations of the past twenty-five years ago.

Either answer the question in a comment or answer it in your journal and include the link in a comment. (To be considered “first to play,” a link must be to the specific entry in which you answered the question.)

My answers:
1. Personal Computers
2. Internet
3. Fiber Optics
4. Cell phones
5. Doppler Radar
6. DNA Fingerprinting
7. Hybrid Cars

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W00t! 😉

I’m up at Sweet Memes, but obviously I didn’t win this week! hee hee


Turn your head and cough, mine’s up!

Philip Howard

1. The technology that makes the internet possible
2. Fibre (…Fiber) Optics
3. Advances in computer-type memory such as the Paper Disc
4. Quantum Computing
5. The personal computer and all of its relatives (some very small!)
6. The cellphone (mobile phone)
7. SMS (Text-Messaging)

This is my list. Some of the items are not mass-marketed yet (or might never be). But that is innovation to me.
I know SMS is quite simple, and is really part of no. 6 but I find it so useful I have given it a field of its own.