Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Deflating the "Digital Revolution"

In a recent BBC poll, the bicycle was chosen as the "most significant innovation since 1800." It got a whopping 59% of the vote. The next closest gadget was the transistor, which only got 8% of the vote. The computer came in fourth, with just 6%, while the much-touted Internet ran a downright embarrassing race, limping across the finish line in seventh place with a unbelievably wimpy 4%.

I feel so insignificant, given that I spend most of my waking hours somewhere near a computer. I haven't ridden a bike in years.

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