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jonboy
10-09-2016, 02:50 PM
I'd go for wheels on suitcases, ( 20 yrs after we landed men on the moon) non stick frying pans . they aren't.

Just thought I'd introduce a bit of light hearted banter to get away from the endless clintotrumpetrey

Paul Pless
10-09-2016, 02:51 PM
best and worst?

the smart phone

peb
10-09-2016, 03:00 PM
You two certainly pick two of the best.



The cotton farmer's son wants to say Round-up ready cotton, just to get a reaction. But it was twenty years too late to keep me from spending too much of my childhood summers hoeing cotton.



I will say mass avalable GPS receivers (I know, part I smart phones) should be listed.

CWSmith
10-09-2016, 03:03 PM
pain control medication for both

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-09-2016, 03:06 PM
Best? - Modelling guitar amps

Worst - dunno

phiil
10-09-2016, 03:07 PM
Coolers with wheels!

Todd D
10-09-2016, 03:21 PM
Best - Affordable digital cameras. They have revolutionized photography.

Worst - Cell phones that go beyond talking. I find the development of the "app" to have had a degrading influence on computer usage. Of course I am a computer dinosaur who still believes computers are for actual computing and control applications.

ron ll
10-09-2016, 04:30 PM
LED lights. You figure out if I mean best or worst. :)

WszystekPoTrochu
10-09-2016, 04:39 PM
I may have an invention or two in mind, but as it is supposed to be apolitical...

Garret
10-09-2016, 05:30 PM
Texting. Same question as # 8.

john welsford
10-09-2016, 05:32 PM
Best - Affordable digital cameras. They have revolutionized photography.

Worst - Cell phones that go beyond talking. I find the development of the "app" to have had a degrading influence on computer usage. Of course I am a computer dinosaur who still believes computers are for actual computing and control applications.

Yup! Agree with both.

John Welsford, who still uses a camera rather than his "phone".

goodbasil
10-09-2016, 05:56 PM
All the "new" screwdrivers.

S/V Laura Ellen
10-09-2016, 05:57 PM
absolute worst - bar none - Karaoke machine

Donn
10-09-2016, 06:11 PM
Best: Google and Amazon. Google is 18 and Amazon is 22, so they average out.

Worst: Nothing. The worst inventions aren't around to prove.

bobbys
10-09-2016, 07:07 PM
Best, seedless watermelon.

Worst, that buzzer that tells you , you have not buckled Yer seat belt.

RFNK
10-10-2016, 03:45 AM
Best - affordable solar panels
Worst - garden blower machines

Rick

PeterSibley
10-10-2016, 04:00 AM
Best - affordable solar panels
Worst - garden blower machines

Rick

Old dead ones are a good source of dust extractor blowers if you run them a little slower .....and quieter .

Paul Pless
10-10-2016, 04:06 AM
i love my leaf blower
nothing better for cleaning gutters
blowing out the car
blowing the dust out the shop
starting bonfires

jonboy
10-10-2016, 06:28 AM
good, cordless powertools
bad, bad cordless powertools