The Mother of All Widgets…

At the Widgets Live conference, Om Malik credited Arlo Rose of Konfabulator fame with being the progenitor of the widget movement. It seems, however, that the great Om was mistaken. Behold!

The First Real Widget

The all-knowing WIKIPEDIA has this to say:

The original widget was patented in the UK by Guinness. The word “widget” as applied to this device is a trademark of the Guinness brewery.

It seems that all great things start and end with the same thing – beer. For more fun information check out this article.

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