From the Wall Street Journal:
…the products had to improve ease of use and add value for average consumers. That was the guiding principle I laid down in the first sentence of my first column, in 1991: “Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it’s not your fault.”
The linked article lists twelve high tech products that have most influenced the world. I found it interesting for several reasons. The author started reviewing and writing about technology about the same time as I also started speaking and writing about high tech. We have seen the same products and the same amazing changes in the world.
For the most part I agree with the choices. Not because they are necessarily the best products (some are) but they are all products that lead to new, even revolutionary changes in how we live our daily lives.