Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now

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by Bethlehemster » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:04 pm

A strawberry floating LIGHTER!

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by Oh Teh Noes » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:04 pm

NickSCFC wrote:iPod's just a slightly smaller Walkman with a HDD.

If you can't see how that revolutionised the music industry then you are, to be perfectly frank, a moron.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by JiggerJay » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:04 pm

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Oh Teh Noes wrote:I don't think NickSCFC likes Apple products of any kind at all for some reason


I own many of them, television revolutionized culture, iPod's just a slightly smaller Walkman with a HDD.


Revolutionized portable music players, being able to store vast quantities of music on your little device.


Er, I think TV had a slightly bigger impact. IPod wasn't even the first MP3 player.


Maybe not the first, but it outsold all of the competition combined to date.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by NickSCFC » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:05 pm

Oh Teh Noes wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:iPod's just a slightly smaller Walkman with a HDD.

If you can't see how that revolutionised the music industry then you are, to be perfectly frank, a moron.


MP3's revolutionized the music industry, not the Apple iPod. Regardless, the cultural impact was dwarfed by television.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by 1>3>4>2 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:05 pm

WHY DID I WATCH THIS.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by Bethlehemster » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:06 pm

Oh Teh Noes wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:iPod's just a slightly smaller Walkman with a HDD.

If you can't see how that revolutionised the music industry then you are, to be perfectly frank, a moron.


I'd still put the TV above it as an invention and in terms of impact.

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by Oh Teh Noes » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:06 pm

MP3 players were great, but the explosion of popularity didn't really happen until the iPod came along. In fact, iPod is now pretty much synonymous with MP3 player.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by NickSCFC » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:08 pm

Oh Teh Noes wrote:MP3 players were great, but the explosion of popularity didn't really happen until the iPod came along. In fact, iPod is now pretty much synonymous with MP3 player.


Television allowed millions to see the Queen's coronation, England winning the world cup, the moon landing, 9/11. iPod just gave tossers a more convenient way to listen to gooseberry fool Riannah songs.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by Bethlehemster » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:09 pm

Still not as great an invention as the TV.



And seriously, A strawberry floating LIGHTER?



Am i the only one who thinks WTF at that?


Surely not?

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by PsychicSykes » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:09 pm

I'm so glad I didn't start watching this, or I'd have ended up having to satisfy my pathological need to see what won with my own eyes. As with just about every list show, I'd have probably ended up reacting like Denster has. :lol:

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by Bethlehemster » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:11 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Oh Teh Noes wrote:MP3 players were great, but the explosion of popularity didn't really happen until the iPod came along. In fact, iPod is now pretty much synonymous with MP3 player.


Television allowed millions to see the Queen's coronation, England winning the world cup, the moon landing, 9/11. iPod just gave tossers a more convenient way to listen to gooseberry fool Riannah songs.



Ok you don't like Ipods - which makes you sound silly and a little bit petulant.
Saying TV is better is one thing but saying Ipods aren't a stupendous invention is ludicrous.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by KK » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:14 pm

Can't believe bed wasn't on there.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by NickSCFC » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:16 pm

Denster wrote:
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Oh Teh Noes wrote:MP3 players were great, but the explosion of popularity didn't really happen until the iPod came along. In fact, iPod is now pretty much synonymous with MP3 player.


Television allowed millions to see the Queen's coronation, England winning the world cup, the moon landing, 9/11. iPod just gave tossers a more convenient way to listen to gooseberry fool Riannah songs.



Ok you don't like Ipods - which makes you sound silly and a little bit petulant.
Saying TV is better is one thing but saying Ipods aren't a stupendous invention is ludicrous.


I'm only comparing it to TV.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by JiggerJay » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:17 pm

KKLEIN wrote:Can't believe bed wasn't on there.


Bed is not a gadget though is it.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by Harry Ellis » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:17 pm

So, what ended up winning this?

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by KK » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:18 pm

JiggerJay wrote:
KKLEIN wrote:Can't believe bed wasn't on there.


Bed is not a gadget though is it.

Well yours might not be, but mine morphs into a car.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by PsychicSykes » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:18 pm

Drumstick wrote:So, what ended up winning this?

Seems to be the well deserved lighter.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by Harry Ellis » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:18 pm

Ah, good shout.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by satriales » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:19 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Oh Teh Noes wrote:MP3 players were great, but the explosion of popularity didn't really happen until the iPod came along. In fact, iPod is now pretty much synonymous with MP3 player.


Television allowed millions to see the Queen's coronation, England winning the world cup, the moon landing, 9/11. iPod just gave tossers a less convenient way to listen to gooseberry fool Riannah songs.

Fixed. MP3 players were much more conveniant before the ipod came along and forced itunes on everybody.

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PostRe: Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - C4 now
by Suffocate Peon » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:25 pm

The best thing about the iPod is podcasts, that's all I use it for. An iPod that can play the radio and record radio shows and lets store and play them back whenever you want to, a bit like sky+ but for radio...that's what I want. I never listened to the radio before podcasts. Plus I want to be able to download them from the iPod itself, rather than having to use the computer, because having to connect my ipod, find and download podcasts, copy over, and disconnect iPod is not that seamless of a process and is something I do about 3 times a week.


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