Our Modern Gadgets Are My Childhood Fantasy Come to Life

Inspector Gadget and the Swiss Army knife paved the way for the iPhone

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Originally “gadget” meant a small device with a particular purpose but gradually became dismissive slang for generic, unnamable devices.

We have all become Inspector Gadget with our technology grafted to us — plugged into our ears, strapped to our wrists, gripped by our hands.

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