Extraordinary Gadgets | Gadgets Documentary – NatGeo TV

The origins of the word “gadget” trace back to the 19th century. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there is anecdotal (not necessarily true) evidence for the use of “gadget” as a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can’t remember since the 1850s; with Robert Brown’s 1886 book Spunyarn and Spindrift, A sailor boy’s log of a voyage out and home in a China tea-clipper containing the earliest known usage in print.

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  1. 32:48 Fuck right off! Nice way to gloss over some cool technology and awesome music. Did you ever think the reason people wanted to use synthesizers is to make unreal sounds?

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