Thursday, March 30, 2006

If you haven't seen it before now, Forbes.com has The 20 Most Important Tools Ever

Thinking about this sort of thing always reminds me of my thesis advisor, Adam Davis, who has talked about the bowl, the knife and the rope as fundamentally changed the way the human race relates to and understands its world. The Forbes article takes things a little further, and isn't quite so philosophical, but it's worth reading just to remember how much we depend on what our ancestors thought up.

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