examples of repurposed inventions?
March 30, 2009 7:56 AM Subscribe
Can you give me examples of things which were invented for one purpose, but came into common use for another purpose? Bonus points if it sucked at whatever it was originally designed to do.
posted by Westringia F. to technology (48 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Post-it glue is about as close as I can come, but that's more a story of an invention which needed a marketable use....