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The great innovation? Even in the twentyfirst century, many of us still write with a ballpoint pen by the light of a suspension arm desk light. So my top two would be Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro’s invention of the first ballpoint pen in 1938 and British engineer George Carwardine’s design of the first Anglepoise lamp five years earlier.

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