The Pendleton Panther

Three Innovations

Posted on: March 15, 2010

CNN contributing author Bob Greene recently wrote an article about the three innovations he believes shaped America in the second half of the 20th century.  His article lists the three innovations to be: the building of the interstate highway system, the blanketing of the U.S. from coast-to-coast with television, and the introduction and spread of the internet.  His article talks about the profound i

Bob Greene

mpact each of these three things have had in everyday life for most Americans.  He also recognizes that each innovation has its drawbacks as well.  But, interestingly, the article ends with the author asking the reader to indentify which of these innovations are most important, or the one that has most altered your life.  He takes it one step further and asks – which of these could you not live without.  While there is not one correct answer it forces you to really think about how you live everyday life and maybe the things you take for granted.


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