just brew it! wrote:
I don't really consider broadband to be a tool/program/utility, but yeah... if we're counting infrastructure like that, broadband would need to be on the list.
Electricity would need to be pretty high on the list too.
In which case I nominate the humble screwdriver
It is interesting just how quickly BB has become a standard bit of infrastructure though. Its got to be one of the fastest adopted technologies ever, faster than electricity, telephones, fax, mobile phones. I suppose that's got to be largely down to a general increase in tech being adopted faster but it's impressive none the less.
Mind you if we're excluding infrastructure we should probably exclude Google and associated services like mail and docs.
Sticking to the spirit of the thread then, for me it's probably python. I've used a modest number of languages over the years but some Python is the one that's stuck for me and even though I wouldn't call myself a programmer there's hardly a day goes by without me either running a script, writing a script or thinking to myself "I could do that with a script".