The ten most important innovations of all timeCommercial TelevisioninnovationsModern Public LibraryPrinting Press
Any list like this is bound to be controversial, but at least it gets a conversation started. Here’s the list:
- Paper (105AD – Europe 10th century – Germany 1400)
- Printing Press (1450)
- Telegraph (1837)
- Telephone (1876)
- Modern Public Library (1850-1945 depending on country)
- Commercial Radio (1920)
- Commercial Television (1936 UK, 1948 US)
- World Wide Web (1991)
- Wikipedia (2001)
- YouTube (2005)
The author argues that this list indicates our society is too dependent on technology. What do you think? Is he right? Is the list acceptable?
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