Mobile PC have assembled a list of their Top 100 gadgets of all time, ranging from the abacus, to computers, to walkmans, to staplers and to their #1, the Apple Powerbook 100. Mobile PC Top 100 Gadgets of All Time And why did they vote it the best of ALL TIME??? Because it was the most portable and usable laptop, that totally changed the design of laptops. Whoopy doo. I LOVE my Macs. But come on! Reading thru their list, the gadget that had the biggest impact of all time was the TELEPHONE. But they only had it a #23!! Here's what they say about the phone: Doesn't that sound like the greatest gadget of all time?