Highlighting minor inventions that have had huge impact

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions. 

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

At Martin Family Park and the Calhoun Street dock, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we asked: 

“What invention doesn’t get a lot of love, but has greatly improved the world?”

Laura Murley, Bluffton: “Electric can opener. When you need one, you need one!”

Courtney Coons, Bluffton: “For us, it has been the pacifier.”

Scott Bartolo, Bluffton: “Post-it Notes. I use them every day.”











Jerry Tyminski, Gales Ferry, Connecticut: “Toaster!”

Kennedy Capin, Hilton Head Island: “Air conditioning.”