The Wright Brothers invent the girst gas motored and manned airplane.
The pop-up toaster was invented by Charles Strite.
Notebooks with spiral bindings
This was an important invention to be because I love writing and this simple invention has transformed the way we write now (or before the common use of computers for writing).
Chester F. Carlson's job was to copy inventor's drawings by hand. He decided to invent a way to copy papers more easily, and the photocopier was born.
The first microwave oven, invented by Percy Spencer, weighed 750 pounds and was nearly 6 feet tall. This just shows how far our technology has come.
first credit card
The first credit card was invented by Frank X. McNamara, Ralph Schneider and Alfred Bloomingdale.
This is important to me because I remember being very little watching Aladin and the Aristocats on VHS. I learned how to put my favorite VHS tapes into the VCR and play them. Now, I babysit kids who can work the DVD player and didn't even live when VHS tapes were widely sold.
Most people know the Mac was invented by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. This was a incredible at the time and now has become a part of our regular lives. We walk into Technology and Culture and log onto our Macs. I'm carrying a laptop in my backpack right now. It fanscinates me to see how it began.
WWW and HTML
The World Wide Web and Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee.
Web TV invented
I picked this to include in my top ten inventions because I think it is critically important to the evolution of television. This is now how many of us, me included, watch most of our favorite shows.