I just came across this article about astronaut Leroy Chiao’s technology “lifechanger” and you’d be surprised what it was…
His 1984 Salton Three-for-All coffee maker!
It got me thinking about what my technology lifechanger was and I’d have to say it was probably my first personal cell phone. Unfortunately I don’t remember the model but I know it was one of those old 5″ long Nokia ones. I went from having to split phone time with my family members (and the dial-up computer!) to being able to call my friends just about whenever I wanted. The new sense of freedom I felt in those early teenage years was exhilarating.
What was your technology lifechanger?