I have said often that Tivo is the best invention of the last 20 years, in my life it is equal to the remote control and far surpasses things like wireless networking and digital cameras (which I love).
At its basest form, blogging is about opinion, i.e. your own and maybe some others for “balance”. Meg brings up an interesting point, not only about how much TiVo rocks, but also about comparison.
Is it fair to compare TiVo with wireless networking and digital cameras? So, for giggles, let’s have an good old town hall around this topic.
What is the best invention of the last 20 years? Bonus points for why. If you’re wondering, here are a few arbitrary ground rules.
There aren’t any, aside from the last 20 years bit. I tried to come up with some guidelines, but I’m pretty sure the fun (if any is to be had) of this exercise lies in an open field. I’m interested to hear thoughts.
Here are a few I like, obviously focused on stuff I use every day, not picking a favorite:
- Digital Video Recorder, i.e. TiVo
- The cellular telephone
- The World Wide Web, i.e. consumer version of ARPANET
- The digital camera
- Satellite and cable television
This is food for thought. Find the comments and share your thoughts.