Greatest Digital Conversion

top ten best digital inventions



Digitization of everything is inevitable, this is one statement that you can never disagree with. Having acknowledged this statement, which among the following devices that turned digital can you declare as the greatest thing that ever happened?


Vinyl Record > Compact Disc

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Vinyl
Year invented: 1951
Inventor: Emile Berliner

CD
Year invented: 1979
Inventor: James Russell
Predecessor advantage: smaller physical size, larger data capacity, music can be played in non-sequential order

 

Telephone > Cellphone

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Year invented:1876
Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell

Cellphone
Year invented: 1973
Inventor: Martin Cooper
Predecessor advantage: wireless communication, paging, text messaging, integration with other devices such as radio, camera, TV

 

Walkman > iPod

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Walkman
Year invented: 1979
Inventor: Nobutoshi Kihara

iPod
Year invented: 2001
Inventor: Steve Jobs
Predecessor advantage: multimedia playing (music, photos, videos), pocket computing, greater storage capacity

 

Laptop > Tablet

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Year invented: 1982
Inventor: Bill Moggridge

Tablet
Year invented: 2000
Inventor: Bill Gates
Predecessor advantage: portable computing, lesser power consumption, touch-screen technology

 

Cathode Ray Tube > Liquid Crystal display

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CRT
Year invented: 1897
Inventor: William Crookes

LCD
Year invented: 1968
Inventor: George Heilmeier
Predecessor advantage: flat-panel display, lesser energy consumption, lesser radiation, better image quality

 

Typewriter > Word Processor

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Typewriter
Year invented: 1868
Inventors: Christopher Latham Sholes, Frank Haven Hall, Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule

Word Processor
Year invented: 1950s
Inventor: Ulrich Steinhilper
Predecessor advantage: undo-redo, auto-typesetting, desktop publishing

 

Book > E-book

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Book
Year invented: 1450s
Inventor: Johannes Gutenberg

E-Book
Year invented: 1971
Predecessor advantage: portability, easy cross-referencing, non-linear reading
Inventor: Michael Hart

 

Wallet > Credit Card

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Wallet
Year invented: 1690s
Inventor: unknown

Credit Card
Year invented: 1928
Inventor: John Biggins
Predecessor advantage: greater security, portability

 

Cigarette > E-cigarette

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Cigarette
Year invented: 1865
Inventor: Washington Duke

E-cigarette
Year invented: 2003
Inventors: Hon Lik
Predecessor advantage: near-harmless nicotine addiction

 

Molding > 3D-Printing

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Molding
Year invented: 1868
Inventor: John Wesley Hyatt

3D-Printing
Year invented: 1983
Predecessor advantage: more efficient, more versatile, more economical
Inventor: Chuck Hull


Which among these should be ranked as No. 1?




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