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Old 08-29-2008, 09:56 AM   #21
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Maybe this is a better example. What about a kitchen strainer. That has one function and requires no skill. Is it a gadget?
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #22
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another gadget.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:59 AM   #23
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another gadget.
That's definitely a gadget but it's way cool. Do you think it works on cooked as well as uncooked?
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Maybe this is a better example. What about a kitchen strainer. That has one function and requires no skill. Is it a gadget?
No. Strainers have many functions.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:05 AM   #25
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If a good chef's knife is a tool....
What is Ron Popeil's Six Star Showtime Knife that cuts through frozen bricks, slices peach pits, spackles drywall and will still cut your fingers if you're not careful?
A bad knife with good gadget marketting?
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If a good chef's knife is a tool....
What is Ron Popeil's Six Star Showtime Knife that cuts through frozen bricks, slices peach pits, spackles drywall and will still cut your fingers if you're not careful?
A bad knife with good gadget marketting?
LOL...a tool from a Tool.
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another gadget.
Touché
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I'm beginning to think certain things, this being an example, are gadgets to some, but tools to another.

Maybe gadget verses tool verses appliance is based on individual use.
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My opinion, I think, is that they do not have to be mutually exclusive. A gadget can be a tool.
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