Here are some gadgets of the past that people found very useful:
People used to rely on sundials to tell the time, and they could only see it from a particular place. Now imagine the triumph when they realized they could take “time” with them.
No one knew exactly what to call it back then – and it wasn’t as if their way of living depended on it. Therefore, it was simply a very useful gadget.
At first, the pocket watch was a bit larger, and it could literally fit in an entire pocket. Now, a pocket watch is small enough to go unnoticed; however, they aren’t used as often as they were in the past.
Now we depend on our wristwatches and cell phones to tell us the time.
Do you have any ideas how many sailors would get lost at sea? Well, leave it to the Asians to fix that problem.
Somewhere in the 19th century, someone discovered that if you magnetize a sliver of rock or metal, it’ll start pointing towards a magnetic pole.
As a result, people could get around even when they didn’t have any indicators of their location.
When the first “brick” phone came into the business, it was nothing like today’s cell phones.
Sure, they were wireless, and you COULD carry them around – but it would have been impossible to fit them into your pocket. It was only later that they learned how to shrink the devices so that they could fit.
Enters Nokia 3310; that cell phone was and remains a legend.
People loved it for its durable battery, its strong signal – and stories say that if you dropped it on the floor, you would need a new floor.
This paved the road for the creation of other cell phones – however, now they are no longer shrinking. They keep growing!
Most cell phones today will either be cell phones you will no longer have to hold or “TVs” you’ll be taking with you on a daily basis. A mobile phone is pretty much a computer nowadays.