As in past years, the NYT Magazine has put together a list of the best ideas of 2008. Personally, I am partial to “Bubble Wrap that Never Ends,” “Carbon Penance,” “Positive Deviance,” “The Quinn Solution,” and the “Vending Machine for Crows.”
On the other hand, the “Bus-Wait Formula” is empirically false – if you’re walking across Manhattan, that is. It really doesn’t take that long to glance behind you and see if the bus is coming.
Go read these – they’re cool, and worth knowing about.
The New York Times Magazine: Year in Ideas 2008