"I would say it depends on how you define portable. If you mean portable as in something ou actually carry around with you, then I like your suggestion of the 1911 and probably the cell phone just based on how it altered our world. The ball point pen…"
"My mother is a christian and for many years I could not puzzle-out what she found so engrossing by "fellowship". It took me many years to find her meaning...i.e.;to be part of something greater than myself."
"HALO guys were almost always pot-bellied. I was told it helps stabilize them during free-fall. Whatever you have to tell yourself I guess. But....now that I am retired.....maybe I have a great excuse!!! Too bad my vanity gets in the way.
"Now that I am retired I am forced to deal more with a lot of fat/pot-bellied folks. I thought they just had bad diets and didn't workout. I misjudged them. They are planning for the day they have to E&E (evade & escape). Now THAT is…"