A new meme! The meme: How many of the Top 100 Gadgets have you owned? Thanks to YAFLE (yet another f*$#&@! learning experience), The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time
From Slashdot, a reference to Mobile PC magazine, which has a list of The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time. Runs the gamut from electronic gizmos to now-mundane objects (e.g., the Swingline stapler) to Popeil and Ronco crap and the Bedazzler, responsible for the explosion of sequins that brought 70s kitsch to the masses.
I've had staplers, and I am sure there is a Swingline in the house today. I've had Pez dispensers, including a Giant Homer Simpson from my brother. I had a Rubik's cube, a Zippo lighter (not 1932 vintage). I almost had a Lite-Brite, but I blew it one Christmas by pre-opening gifts. I've had many Master locks through the years, Mattel Football, a mini Maglite, the Simpons Magic 8-Ball, a Sony boom box, an Etch-a-Sketch, a Silva compass (Boy Scouts), the Clapper, and an early Sony CD player.
Thirteen items. Not the hip toolster I like to think I am, huh. They are missing Pong, the one you added to your antenna back in the 70's.