Every so often the folks at TIME compile a list of the All Time 100 (Insert something) since 1923, the year TIME was founded. Some time last year I was asked what my 5 favorite gadgets of all time were and I happily obliged with this list. Little did I know that it was precursor to the whopping All Time 100 Gadgets list that was published today over at the dot com. Many of what you’ll find are firsts or doodads that really nailed it. And they’re mostly what you would call “personal” gadgets.
These lists aren’t perfect and they’re really not meant to be. I’m sure I missed something but what I don’t know.