The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years on PCWorld
PC World published an article with the The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years on Christmast eve. Both the winner and the runner up are portable music players:
1: Sony Walkman TPS-L2 (1979)
2: Apple iPod (2001)
My favorite gadget on the list is the PalmPilot 1000 (1996) which made 4th. I was a very happy user of both the Palm Pro and Palm V before I gave in and bought an iPAQ h4150. It is similar in size to the Palm V and it allows me to continue to use
Graffiti Block Recognizer.
Let us hope the next 50 years are just as rich in terms of cool gadgets and that there continues to be a way to carry them all!