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#919802 - 12/07/04 08:34 AM Why didn't I think of that?
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Registered: 01/08/04
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Inventions that have either changed how we do things or are just really cool and/or convenient:

Google
eBay
the debit card
digital cameras
books on cds
gel pens
plasma tvs
dvds
Glad press and seal wrap
hybrid cars
and of course...Piano World! \:\)

Add some more things, y'all!
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#919803 - 12/07/04 08:42 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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The wheel?
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#919804 - 12/07/04 08:57 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
The wheel? [/b]
:rolleyes:
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#919805 - 12/07/04 09:07 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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Contraceptions!
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#919806 - 12/07/04 09:20 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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buying shares of microsoft and starbucks from the get go...

$ \:\) $

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#919807 - 12/07/04 09:21 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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oops, that wasn't an invention..

ok:

velcro
the internet

\:D

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#919808 - 12/07/04 10:38 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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Registered: 05/31/01
Posts: 299
Loc: Brookfield CT
The real father of the internet

I met Vint a few years back working on a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) project. He is one of the smartest people I've ever met.

Other great things:

Carbide blades on tools. (they stay sharp, helping me keep fingers)

Relational databases (This has had a profound effect on keeping large amounts of information and being able to search & retrieve effectively.)

Interstate Highway System. (profound economic benefits over the long range)
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#919809 - 12/07/04 11:27 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 3192
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
toilet paper

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(a vast improvement over toilet plastic)

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#919810 - 12/07/04 03:01 PM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 2299
Ok, about 5 years(!) BEFORE there was a Grey's Papaya (home of the payaya drink and 50 cent hot dogs) on 8th Street and 6th av in the Village, I thought it would be a good idea to have one there. 5 YEARS EARLIER!

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#919811 - 12/08/04 04:06 AM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
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Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 408
Loc: Australia
What's a gel pen?

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#919812 - 12/08/04 09:36 PM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
Bernard Offline
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Registered: 07/06/01
Posts: 3857
Loc: North Groton, NH
drip coffee makers
cellular phones (yuck, Yuck, YUCK, Aaarrghh, choke, puke)
media of all sorts
food processor
bread machine
high-tech medicine
outsourcing
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#919813 - 12/08/04 09:53 PM Re: Why didn't I think of that?
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
 Quote:
Originally posted by Christopher James Quinn:
Ok, about 5 years(!) BEFORE there was a Grey's Papaya (home of the payaya drink and 50 cent hot dogs) on 8th Street and 6th av in the Village, I thought it would be a good idea to have one there. 5 YEARS EARLIER! [/b]
Oh yeah?? We had a friend who owned a sub shop (sandwich shop, hoagie shop, grinder shop, depending on your region) in 1984, right off campus at Arizona State Uni. We told him he should really open a small coffee and pastry shop where you could get a really good cup of coffee, cappuccino, latte, etc. THREE YEARS LATER, have you ever heard of Starbuck's? No, he didn't take our advice, and Starbuck's is slowly (actually, quite rapidly) taking over the universe.

I coulda been a contendah!

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