Originally Posted by BobbyBangin
Come up with more stuff...
Does that mean invent? Like the first successful gas powered car by Charles Duryea in America? Or did you mean the internet that was researched and invented in the US? Or maybe the telephone that was also invented in the US. What about electricity that was discovered here in the US? I'm not sure if discovered counts but you did say "come up with" so I'm going to include it. How about vulcanized rubber? Also an invention of the US. The Wright brothers had the first successful airplane flight which was in North Carolina. Which is also in the US. THAT was a pretty good "come up with". The light bulb was another good one. Not sure if you've heard of any of those but they are just a few among millions. Maybe you were referring the the invention of the wheel and glass. I guess those could most definitely be attributed to "foreigners". Love it or hate it the world today and the things we use in it is mostly based off of invention, discoveries, and innovations made in the US during the last century or so. As far as TB is concerned I guess that's a "come up with". They didn't really invent anything. They just took something that already existed in put it in a dongle and charged people for it. I don't guess they invented the PS3, flash drive/dongle, or the concept of charging people for something that should be free..I think the creators of bottled water could be credited for that.
This is somewhat controversial. History can be conveniently used in accordance with the interests of a country. For example: Here in Brazil, Alberto Santos Dumont (a Brazilian) and names like Voisin, Blériot, Farman and Delagrange are known as "aviation pioneers", while The Wright brothers are known only for flying a greater distance than others at that time (they are good at aerodynamics). Who is right? We could spend a month here discussing this according to our patriotic conveniences without going anywhere, because that was what we learned.