Picking humanity’s 100 greatest gadgets is no easy task. If TIME Magazine started from the beginning of humanity itself, the list would actually be a lot easier to compile: the wheel, the lever, the telescope, the syringe, movable type.
But the magazine decided to limit the list to the 100 most influential personal gadgets created since 1923 — the year TIME started publishing.
You’ll see a lot of items that get the nod simply because they were the first of their kind. First may not always be best, but it’s surely a sign of smart innovation.
Check out the impressive list HERE.