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Old Sep 21st 2009, 6:48 am
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Hi All,

Had this converstaion yesterday with a friend back home, what are the best and worst inventions of the 20th/21st century?

My answers were;

Best
Ipod
Internet + skype
Flushable toilets + sewage systems
Escalators
Aeroplanes
Bras + thongs(as they keep me employed)

Worst
Caller id on phones
Weapons in general (vote for world peace)
Cars and aeroplanes (for polution reasons)
Internet (for deviants using it for evil plotting)
CCTV ( as you can't do anything you're not meant to these days)

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Old Sep 21st 2009, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hi All,

Had this converstaion yesterday with a friend back home, what are the best and worst inventions of the 20th/21st century?

My answers were;

Best
Ipod
Internet + skype
Flushable toilets + sewage systems
Escalators
Aeroplanes
Bras + thongs(as they keep me employed)

Worst
Caller id on phones
Weapons in general (vote for world peace)
Cars and aeroplanes (for polution reasons)
Internet (for deviants using it for evil plotting)
CCTV ( as you can't do anything you're not meant to these days)

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1) Alan Turing's computer
2) Frank Whittle's jet engine
3) The Gardner diesel engine (ok, not really an invention but what a piece of machinery)
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Old Sep 21st 2009, 11:58 am
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Hi All,

Had this converstaion yesterday with a friend back home, what are the best and worst inventions of the 20th/21st century?

My answers were;

Best
Ipod
Internet + skype
Flushable toilets + sewage systems
Escalators
Aeroplanes
Bras + thongs(as they keep me employed)

Worst
Caller id on phones
Weapons in general (vote for world peace)
Cars and aeroplanes (for polution reasons)
Internet (for deviants using it for evil plotting)
CCTV ( as you can't do anything you're not meant to these days)

Kittycat
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Interesting question - what inventions in the last 100 years made a significant difference......

Contraceptive pills, nuclear weapons, semiconductors, refrigeration, genetic engineering.....

Not sure any of them are of unquestionable benefit!!!

Flushing toilets and sewage systems are, I think, a little older than 100 years (18th C, I believe).
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Penicillin, telephone and television...
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hi All,

Had this converstaion yesterday with a friend back home, what are the best and worst inventions of the 20th/21st century?

My answers were;

Best
Ipod
Internet + skype
Flushable toilets + sewage systems
Escalators
Aeroplanes
Bras + thongs(as they keep me employed)

Worst
Caller id on phones
Weapons in general (vote for world peace)
Cars and aeroplanes (for polution reasons)
Internet (for deviants using it for evil plotting)
CCTV ( as you can't do anything you're not meant to these days)

Kittycat
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Self cleaning dishwashers...
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I invented the colour Black...
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I invented the colour Black...
Yo sure did massa !
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Yo sure did massa !
I also invented the dark side of the moon...
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Hi All,

Had this converstaion yesterday with a friend back home, what are the best and worst inventions of the 20th/21st century?

My answers were;

Best
Ipod
Internet + skype
Flushable toilets + sewage systems
Escalators
Aeroplanes
Bras + thongs(as they keep me employed)

Worst
Caller id on phones
Weapons in general (vote for world peace)
Cars and aeroplanes (for polution reasons)
Internet (for deviants using it for evil plotting)
CCTV ( as you can't do anything you're not meant to these days)

Kittycat
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I invented the colour Black...
Black is not a color

Black is the abscence of color
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Black is not a color

Black is the abscence of color
You're talking about water...
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Hi All,

Had this converstaion yesterday with a friend back home, what are the best and worst inventions of the 20th/21st century?

My answers were;

Best
Ipod
Internet + skype
Flushable toilets + sewage systems
Escalators
Aeroplanes
Bras + thongs(as they keep me employed)

Worst
Caller id on phones
Weapons in general (vote for world peace)
Cars and aeroplanes (for polution reasons)
Internet (for deviants using it for evil plotting)
CCTV ( as you can't do anything you're not meant to these days)

Kittycat
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I like the internet on both sides - I totally agree and was going to put that until I spotted you had. So for me it's

Best:
Internet - for facilitating the meeting of minds
Non recourse finance - for allowing the world to develop rapidly (and keeping me employed)

Worst:
Internet - for facilitating the meeting of the wrong sort of minds
Blackberry and texting - for killing conversation
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Self cleaning dishwashers...
I never understand dishwashers - I've had one in the last three houses I have lived in... in total I reckon I have used a dishwasher 5 times in the last 6 years...

and before anyone asks why I keep buying them I don't - I have bought only 1 of these dishwashers and that was to fill the hole left behind from the last one.
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I never understand dishwashers - I've had one in the last three houses I have lived in... in total I reckon I have used a dishwasher 5 times in the last 6 years...

and before anyone asks why I keep buying them I don't - I have bought only 1 of these dishwashers and that was to fill the hole left behind from the last one.
We have never used or even bought a dishwasher in any of our households...
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