PC Magazine has posted The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years. Without showing my age TOO much, let’s just say I own/owned at least 4 or 5 of the goodies on the list. While the box on the right may look like a dinosaur (and if you saw the graphics on it you would laugh), in its heyday it was awesome.
Some parents may have one of these in the closet – its an Atari Video Computer System (later called the Atari 2600).
Interesting that no. 1 and no. 2 on the list are portable music players. Look at the list and think about why some of the items are there. Then, think about a tech gadget you use now that may make the list in 50 years.