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Old 11-20-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I'm going with the Segway.
ha ha ha

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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While I like your choices neither was, by any means, the product of a single mind.
Nothing is the result of a single mind, but you know what I meant.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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The printing press was the most influential modern invention as it allowed knowledge to spread.

Before that probably fire. The nutrients in cooked food are more readily available. The excess nutrients let people do things other than just look for food all day.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm going with the Segway.
I believe the inventor of the Segway would disagree, considering...
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I believe the inventor of the Segway would disagree, considering...
Segways do look cool on video. I have never actually seen one in person, but they look cool.

A cool thing that a few people have, is not the same as inventions that effect everyone's lives.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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When we were on our last cruise we couldn't rent a Segway because we are over 60. WTH?

The one that was being rented on a beach was rented by a young man who took off down the beach. Pretty soon he came back, pulling it behind him. He left it by the rental building and some time later we saw the rental guy looking for him. Even later the rental guy came by with a big piece of something in his hand and he was NOT smiling. Hmmmmm...
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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Segways do look cool on video. I have never actually seen one in person, but they look cool.

A cool thing that a few people have, is not the same as inventions that effect everyone's lives.
From your post I'm not sure you understood my reference. The owner of Segway died when he drove his off a cliff...

http://www.beenup2.com/places/20959-podunk (broken link)

And I was wrong - he was the owner of the company, not the inventor. Not sure why I wrote that...
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I had no idea. Thanks for explaining.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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Air conditioning.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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