Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets

If you put money on an iPad or an iPhone coming out as number one in “Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets,” you’d have lost the bet. Instead, the incessant Apple booster gave the crown to the pocket lighter, on account of its Promethean magic, and even at number 10 the iPad was pipped by a Victorian apple peeler. There was some fun to be had here, but you had to go quite a long way to get it. Honestly… a hundred gadgets? Was that really necessary? After an astonishing three hours of programming time, I surely can’t have been the only person thinking that the DVD machine and fast-forward button deserved a higher placing. Oh, I buried the lead: the program aired in the UK, and I watched it online with the assistance of a friend who is even more gadget-savvy than Fry. If an official American airdate is announced, I’ll let you know.

One Comment to “Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets”

  1. ipad at number 10…. really? you’ve got to be kidding… so an ipad made more of a difference than a computer or a mobile??? and why not tablets, why ipad???

    the truth is an ipad wouldnt even be featured in the top 100, the iphone and ipod deserve to be there, somewhere, but not the ipad

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