the simplest ideas are usually the best ones.
Its easy to forget that the internet is a relatively new medium. Whats the bet that in the future that we will all be wishing that we still had all of our content that we contributed to "cyberspace" such as reviews, comments, posts... Who knows if 10 - 15 years from now, if the sites we post on will still be up, even stable sites such as MetaFilter may not exist in the future. sites have shut down before,
taking everyones content with it. Its a simple idea, why not just store your content, be it on your desktop or a web application? So who wants to start a MeFi label
over at bulletin board buddy.
Briefcase to Bullet Proof Vest in Seconds!
Present day Thomas Edison
strikes again. More fine stuff from the guy who brought you the Segway HT
. Dean Kamen, and his fine folks at DekaResearch
, appear to have invented a device which promises to save countless lives across the globe, power villages, and runs on water. What's next? The perpetual motion machine
is the ancient Japanese art of the Unuseless Invention -- that is, a creation which seems like a great idea, but which, in reality, causes more inconvenience than it cures. Behold the almost handy Backstratcher's T-Shirt
, the Eyedrop Funnel Glasses
, the Butter Stick
and the Kitty Dust Slippers
. Because everyone enjoys a good Unuseless Invention, I have given this book
as a gift more than any other.
Happy 100th Birthday
to one of the most important inventions
of the 20th century, not to mention the coolest
. I would bet that most people that are reading this right now, at least in the US and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, are benefiting from this invention, originally designed to take the curl out of paper
. It also made summer blockbusters
like Mr. Deeds bearable. (I guess every good thing has some downside.)
U.S. claims Canada's greatest invention.
Congress awards creation of telephone to Italian inventor living in New York. Uh oh. Canada's inferiority complex takes another blow.
"Bell was either a thief, a fraud, or extraordinarily lucky."
released a new issue that highlights 40 designers that are under 30 years of age. Most are doing cutting-edge, cool things, but one person stands out: Krysta Morlan. She won a nationwide invention award
for a air cooling system for body casts. She's also invented a killer water-bike
that lets the physically disabled exercise in a pool. You know what's even more amazing than her innovative designs? She's only 16 years old, still in high school, and builds these things to help her overcome her cerebral palsy.