March 26, 2004

L-Cubed wonders What Had You Accomplished By Age 27? Unless next year is much more exciting than last year, I may not want to answer that question. At 26, I can't really point to anything of any substance that I've accomplished or contributed to society. Note to self: make a contribution to society this year.

This is as good a time as any to revisit a link I first posted a year ago: Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age. Some of the notable accomplishments people made at age 26 include:

  • Albert Einstein published five major research papers in a German physics jornal, fundamentally changing man's view of the universe and leading to such inventions as television and the atomic bomb. [Einstein was also born on March 14]
  • Benjamin Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard's Almanac, which was to play a large role in molding the diverse American character. [I've always wanted to play a large role in molding the diverse American character]
  • Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, revolutionizing the economies of the United States and Britain. [My lifelong dream has been to revolutionize an economy]
  • College dropout Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer. [I am using an Apple computer now]
  • Antoine Joseph Sax invented the brass saxophone. [I play saxophones often]
  • Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy. [I've been to Italy. Perhaps this year I will conquer it...]

Posted by Andrew Raff at March 26, 2004 01:45 PM
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Andrew, go right ahead making your contribution to society, as soon as you finish serving me my fries. Remember, extra salty!

Posted by: Geoff Ramsey on March 26, 2004 05:47 PM