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Internet, Broadband Named Top Invention
The Internet, computers, mobile phones and email named top innovations of last 30 years.
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March 09, 2009 by Chuck McKenney

What’s the most important invention of the past thirty years?

The Internet gets the nod, according to a panel of eight judges from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Here’s a look at the top 10:

    1. Internet, broadband 2. PC and laptop computers 3. Mobile phones 4. E-mail 5. DNA testing and sequencing 6. Magnetic resonance imaging 7. Microprocessors 8. Fiber optics 9. Office software 10. Laser/robotic surgery

Other electronics items to make the list: LEDs, LCDs and GPS devices.

I’m curious to see how these choices would rank with other notable inventions in history such as the automobile, refrigerator, toilet, deodorant, football, bikini, etc.

Via: NY Times

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