Big boys of technology, what they have done for society
The world has been changed by all of these firms who have given us gadgets, games and a new way of looking at the world. But which one is the greatest?
Can you even remember the world before Google? What did you do before “googling” something? The search engine giant now rules the internet roost and is not only the most visited site in the world but also the owner of several other top ones such as YouTube and Blogger.
You probably can remember the world before Facebook, since it only started in 2004. You probably also know the astonishing statistics about how there are more than 600 million active users and how over 40% of adults in the US are members. But has it changed the world more than the others on the list?
This firm has been about for ages but still keeps on top of the game. Bill Gates may have gone to do his charity stuff but Microsoft is still one of the forces to be reckoned with.
What does this brand have right now? The Midas touch or a big bucket of magic fairy dust? Whatever it is people just can’t get enough of it. iPhones, iPods and iPads fly out the shops before you can say 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino.
The PlayStation, Blu-ray, the CD and so many other tech advances have come from the Japanese tech giant that good old Masaru Ibuka surely couldn’t have imagined it all back in the day. Bet he never predicted the PSN hack either.
Who among us can honestly say that they have never played on a Nintendo machine? A game boy, a 3Ds or even a Nintendo 64 perhaps? Anyone know what the name means in English? “Leave luck to heaven”. We knew those Japanese lessons would come in handy eventually.
Ok, so here’s the idea. You can send messages up to a maximum of, let’s say, 140 characters.
Get out of town! That will never work and we will never have 200 million users posting over 65 million tweets a day.
Please tell us which you think is the greatest and if we have missed off your favorite jot it down in the comments and we will add it to the list.