The Council’s Ruling — Best Invention

May 28, 2007, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — What is the best invention of all time?

The council could not issue a majority ruling on this issue.

Tom offers this opinion, joined by Steve and MC-B:

Without a doubt the printing press impacted the world in the greatest way. It was the first real venue for the shared experiences vital to the nationalism which forged the modern world.


Chloe offers this opinion, joined by Mike and Goober:

The written word. Where would Bweinh! be without it?


Josh offers this opinion, joined by Job:

The invention with the greatest impact is the television. By letting us see the world, it has changed the way we see the world.


Djere offers this opinion:

The number zero. Without it, none of our modern engineering advances would be possible. Most other inventions would be uninvented without zero.


Next week: the country we would choose to live as expatriates!


4 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Best Invention”

  1. Karen on May 28th, 2007 2:02 pm

    What about computers and cell phones?

  2. dsweetgoober on May 28th, 2007 4:22 pm

    We weren’t voting on the scourges of modern life.

  3. Aarong on May 28th, 2007 4:34 pm

    To say there would be “none of our modern engineering advances” without the number zero, isn’t that saying there would still be zero advances in modern engineering without the number zero?

    Printing press, by far, the greatest invention ever. That and baseball.

  4. Steve on May 29th, 2007 12:22 am

    I guess that without zero, we would know how many engineering advances we didn’t have, but we wouldn’t know how many we had….

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