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Joshi
12-01-2003, 09:48 AM
And i;m not talking about any Nicola Teslar or pansy inventors that never come up with anything actually useful. I mean the ones we don't know about but praise without knowing everyday. John Logie Baird can be one if you want, but he's pretty well known. i'll get the ball moving. The guy who invented the snooze button on alarm clocks. man that guy must be a genius.

any more?

Jedi-Monkey
12-01-2003, 04:36 PM
Alexander Graham Bell didnt invent the telephone.
He stole the patent from some other guy. Probably me.

scabb
12-01-2003, 06:14 PM
Nikola Tesla features heavily in Broken Sword 3. And by "heavily", I mean one of his theories features in it. I don't think his name is mentioned or anything. Anyway, said theory is to do with geomantic energy, which naturally blows up the earth if utilised by the forces of evil, and learning all about it was certainly made fun thanks to George & Nico.

Ernil
12-01-2003, 07:54 PM
Whoever decided that he'd use letters in math, therefore making algebra, sucks

Philocleon
12-01-2003, 08:18 PM
I wouldn't exactly call George Washington Carver a pansy inventor, but with his coming up with various ways in which the peanut can be used, he's a fine example of thinking outside the box.

Akril
12-01-2003, 09:45 PM
Did I misunderstand the beginning of this thread, or did I just read that Tesla didn't invent anything "useful?" I suppose that would mean that the mode of power that nearly all the world uses is pretty useless. Edison's wonderful invention isn't so marvelous without it.

I once heard somebody say that Tesla invented the remote control, but I think that's a bit of a stretch. Whoever did though deserves some praise. Along with the 11-year-old who accidentally invented the popsicle.


Akril

Joshi
12-02-2003, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by Akril
Did I misunderstand the beginning of this thread, or did I just read that Tesla didn't invent anything "useful?" I suppose that would mean that the mode of power that nearly all the world uses is pretty useless. Edison's wonderful invention isn't so marvelous without it.

I guess the power of irony and satireism canot penetrate the bounderies of the common internet forum *SIGH*

Anyway, we're talking about common day lifesavers here. Like the programmable watch allowing you to set it forwad a few minutes and get out of lessons early (my teacher should really think about buying his own watch).

DrMcCoy
12-02-2003, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by Akril
Edison's wonderful invention isn't so marvelous without it.

afaik, edison didn't invent anything...
The light bulb was invented by some german guy...
edison just promoted it...

ptdc
12-02-2003, 12:26 PM
Damn Edison, I'd heard that before. I wonder who invented AAA batteries, I want to kill them.

Ray Jones
12-02-2003, 02:26 PM
i personally like to praise the inventor of lookalike xs and s sized pantees for m size behinds. ;)

and then i like to thank the guy who invented the ringtone of my cordless panasonic phone at home.

also great are muteable doorbells and from the inside adjustable frontwheels for cars.

roytordes'babe
12-02-2003, 09:57 PM
I thank god for a fab life.:D

Branik
12-04-2003, 01:06 PM
Ball-point pen: Laszlo Biro 1938
Parking meter: Carlton Magee 1935
Post-It: Arthur Fry 1980 (Spencer Sylver invented the glue in 1970)