Non Electric - Photography Contest [35 entries]

Hand drill Picture

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Technology is simply something that makes a job easier than it would be without its use. For example, computers make computations and writing easier, but we could still do those things if computers had never been invented.

Show us an artistic shot of your top choice for your candidate of what the number one, most useful, NON-ELECTRONIC piece of technology is. Whether hand-held, or hand manipulated, your choice can not have any source of energy or power other than human muscle. In your description, tell us why you think this item is THE most important human invention.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: kyricom

Mikaelbg: Not an easy one, does my tv remote count? lol ( 5 years and 1618 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Not unless your remote runs on natural gas ( 5 years and 1618 days ago )
kyricom: MUSCLE powered ( 5 years and 1618 days ago )
karaflazz: Great suggestions kyricom. ( 5 years and 1618 days ago )
kyricom: Thanks, Dimitris! ( 5 years and 1616 days ago )
kyricom: ummmm... a few of these I'm having a hard time seeing as "the number one, most useful piece of technology." but, maybe it's just me ( 5 years and 1615 days ago )
locksmagic: You make a good point Mark and I agree, but unfortunately without a definitive list of the most important items it becomes very subjective. One could argue that they think it is the most important and how can you argue with someones opinion? You said it was their top choice so telling them they are wrong is kinda not an option. ( 5 years and 1611 days ago )
kyricom: Generally, you'e right. People could possibly make legitimate arguments on some.... BUT, there are some others that just make you shake your head. ( 5 years and 1610 days ago )
Nadhym: I thought of toilet bowls. It was the invention of last century. ( 5 years and 1610 days ago )
locksmagic: Lol there are several that make me shake my head ( 5 years and 1609 days ago )

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Hand drill - created by karaflazz

Hand drill
Favs: 10SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/35Score: 73.1% (44)6358 views

(5 years and 1612 days ago)

change our minds - created by Remsphoto

change our minds
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/35Score: 65.8% (31)5091 views

Just think if we didn't have an eraser and couldn't change our first choice. How would we correct our daily crossword puzzle, redo our algebra equation, make changes to our multiple choice test or finalize our numbers on the mega lottery card.
(5 years and 1610 days ago)

water for life - created by carnivalofmemories

water for life
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/35Score: 63% (25)5786 views

(5 years and 1614 days ago)

Almostt obsolete - created by friiskiwi

Almostt obsolete
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/35Score: 62.9% (20)4742 views

(5 years and 1617 days ago)

Build - created by kyricom

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/35Score: 61.7% (15)4123 views

A tool that allows mankind to build! (5 years and 1617 days ago)