20 Most Important Tools Ever

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
http://www.forbes.com/2006/03/14/technology-tools-history_cx_de_06toolsland.html

What!? The iPod didn"t make the list?
There are 28 comments:
Male 280
whats a Lathe?
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And this list SUCKS! It has the sword AND the knife?!!?!?

Well... It DOES have the sythe...

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Female 133
The results seemed pretty accurate. I would say that the pen/pencil is most important.
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Male 31
Yeah< I read that part, and their logic is flawed. An Axe is a combination of simple machines (a wedge and an inclined plane) whereas the knife is simple a wedge. And a wedge that gets listed TWICE with the sword (THRICE uf you want to count the chisel.)

Also, wouldn`t the Flint & Steel be more signifigant than the candle. The candle can merely sustain fire, something a dry log can do. A Flint & Steel can create fire, and is still used today in out modern lighters.

The listmakers explaining their oversights does not excuse them.

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Female 188
If you would read the part that says, "read more about how we developed the rankings," then you would understand why the computer, wheel, steem engine, hammer, and plow were not on the list.
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Male 359
no integrated circuit if not for that computers would not be what they are today let alone cellphones mp3 players calculators.

I agree these people need to learn how to a make god dam list

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Male 59
[spoiler]Well that was stinky[/spoiler]
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Male 214
those are some pretty gay tools
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Male 251
Let`s face it. You can`t narrow down the impact tools and inventions have had on history, culture, and progression to just 20 items. Heck, I`d be amazed if you could narrow it down to 100 items. Human kind has spent too much time inventing things great and small in order to enrich our lives.
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Female 147
when the f**k am i going to need a chisel??? o i see it now...... now it makes sence...... all of these on the list can be used to kill someone.... so this list is pretty useful... if ur like me that is....
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Male 246
Whats a lathe and i agree about the toilet
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Male 1,586
The most important tool ever resides in my pants, bitches.
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Male 579
we only had the computer for how long? and it has still changed alot.
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Male 579
the computer has impacted us more than almost any invention ever made. it is on the same level as the damn wheel. and they don`t have either.
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Male 1,425
whoa...what a flop on this list.
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Male 63
Yeah Ahh Good Luck getting any use out of that Fantastic Chisle without the use of a "Hammer"

Hahaha, for some reason that just sounded so funny. List sucks though. Cause I mean we all
know how to use the family Lathe. The harness..... I don`t even know what the hell you`d use one for. And right up there with the wheel and lightbulb we have the level.....

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Male 664
No Mousewheel? You gotta be kidding me!
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Male 15
No fire? Compensating for massive genetic deficiencies couldn`t possibly be imporant.

(Tools are defined by the manner of use - not by its manufacture.)

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Male 737
What the hell is this crap.
The wheel?
The lightbulb? (candle...who uses candles?)
The Microwave?

AND WHAT ABOUT EFFING TOILETS!?

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Male 11
Oh and let us not forget where this list is coming from a bunch of uppitty Forbes Magazine readers. Well Jeeves what you say, I have no use for any of these Items in my Life as you do all the work around the house for me...could you continue to wipe my butt... Thanks Jeeves
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Male 11
Yeah Ahh Good Luck getting any use out of that Fantastic Chisle without the use of a "Hammer" Come on this list makes no sense at all. Though Eye glasses are a great tool for not only letting people see but also killing off little ants.
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Male 1,407
No plough? No wheel? Steam engine? Light bulb? Computer?! This list really sucks.
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Male 145
kinda crap, and what is it with people and ipods, they suck!
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Male 452
lol this is so dum..... i mean dumb
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Female 1,972
WHY ISN`T DUCT TAPE NOT ON HERE!!!!!!!!!!BASTICHES!!!!!!!!!
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Female 2,144
Lol They Don`t Have The Wheel.
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Male 31
Uhhh, who did they dig up to write this lousy list?

You`ve got the Knife AND the Sword, but you don`t have the Wheel?! This list fails... :-/

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Male 1,265
Any list that doesn`t have the printing press on it is bogus.
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Male 10,115
Link: 20 Most Important Tools Ever [Rate Link] - What!? The iPod didn`t make the list?
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