These and all the other crap like a remote control for a computer and an inflatable PC are called useless innovations.That is innovations that really serve no practical or theoretical use.Some of them leave you really wondering,"Wheredo these guys get their weed from?"
The greatest innovations of all times have those innovations that created a completely new thing,new idea or new way of thinking and are practical with their main attribute being simplicity.These innovations have dramatically changed the life of all humanity.Am trying to imagine how difficult it was trying to keep in touch with that French Exchange student ,after she has gone back home,through letters before the telephone,Internet and email.
Some of the greatest innovations in technology are Internet,Google (God bless Google Images),iPod and computer.The list is endless but all these innovations have one common attribute-Simplicity.
Simplicity is a property or condition of something easy to understand,explain or use.In the recent years developers,engineers and designers have been trying to add every possible functionality into their innovations thus making them more complex.Though the people demand more functions,more power and more everything,they want all this to come with elegancy and user friendliness.
With all this in mind,i therefore conclude that Innovation=Functionality+Simplicity.