Interesting facts about gadgets
February 26, 2012 | In: Technology Facts
Twenty years ago, almost the entire population of Earth didn’t know what a gadget was, nor the amount of happiness it can bring in the lines of teenagers. Nowadays, it is a very common word between internet enthusiasts, but of course, there still are many people that don’t know what we’re talking about when we refer to a gadget.
Ok. What is the gadget, actually? This term is a recent invented word that refers to a device that has a purpose and a well defined function for everyday use. The gadgets concepts has a widespread area that includes MP3 players, PDAs, smart-phones, tablets, among others. To put it simple: an electronic object.
But it is not necessarily a physical object. On the internet or, more simple, on the average computer system you’re likely to find… what do you think?! A gadget. In this case, it stands for a software or for a software module, tool or service that can be added to a higher platform. Example: Google Desktop, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, KDE and Gnome are environments that accept some types of gadgets, adding functionality to the desktop computer.
Believe it or not, the gadgets tend to have a social status, in addition to its traditional one. This appears when dealing with high-priced technology. To the extent that relate mostly the latest technology devices come with often high prices. The term Gadget is in reference to a technology product for a few, but it’s used generically when it comes to software.
I really hope that after this small article you’ll have a better understanding of this object that tends to invade out everyday life, but of course, for the better.