25 years of ‘eureka’ moments

An article published by USA Today on May 23rd, 2007.

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“We’re a nation of inventors in garages and corporate labs, creating new gadgets and services that delight us and occasionally drive us crazy. USA TODAY chose inventions that changed our lives since 1982″.

1. Cellphones
Car phones were around in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until 1983 that Motorola introduced the first widely available handheld cellphone. The DynaTAC 8000x weighed almost 2 pounds, but it still cost $3,995.

2. Laptop computers
It was about as portable as a sewing machine. But the 28-pound Compaq PortableCompaq Computer’s very first product – was the first portable IBM-compatible PC on the market. More than 53,000 sold in the year after its 1983 launch, despite a price usually topping $3,000.

3. BlackBerries
An obscure Canadian pager company, Research In Motion, shortened attention spans around the world with the launch of the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device in 1999.

Click here to read and enjoy the full article.

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~ by addicted2b3 on May 23, 2007.

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