I BELIEVE THE first piece of technology I encountered as a young child was the family phone. It was an old black rotary thing that tried to ring but sounded pathetic. It served me and my four brothers for nearly a decade before dying in the fish tank. I remember that day well because my two-year-old brother thought fish could talk so he dipped the handset into the 25-gallon aquarium where it remained for nearly half a day. Today, I've got more mobile phones than phone numbers. I have phones that text me automatically with birthday reminders, anniversary dates and days of remembrance because my phones have become smarter through the years. Nonetheless, the emotive power of voice carries the day and propels "the phone" to top of the rankings in a question posed by Science Week Ireland. What's your favourite invention? Damien Mulley has scraped some of the most interesting answers to this question and when spun together, they make some of the best reading you would enjoy to share.
Previously: "Science Week Ireland Survey"
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