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Internet, Broadband Named Top Invention
The Internet, computers, mobile phones and email named top innovations of last 30 years.
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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