Another year is quickly drawing to a close. It is that time of the year during which all those “Best of” lists begin popping up. From books to music to movies and even moments, everyone has an opinion on what were the best of 2009. We at iBraryGuy are no different. However, with so many available “best of” lists out there, we decided to decline the chance to reinvent the wheel and publish our own lists on specific topics. Instead, we thought we would help our readers find some of the best of the “best ofs”. Between now and the end of the year, we will be sharing them with you.
Best of the Best of 2009: Inventions
Innovation, where would our lives be without it? We certainly would not be reading blogs like this via the internet on our lightning fast computers! The capacity for people to dream up and make real things designed to make life and work better is limitless. Each year, thousands of new inventions are unveiled. Some have immediate impact, while others take quite a bit of time to catch on. Today, we are featuring lists of some the most revolutionary new inventions born in 2009. Here they are, in no particular order:
- Time’s 50 Best Inventions of 2009: We have featured quite a few of Time Magazine’s lists in our “Best of the Best Lists” for 2009. Their editors have certainly been busy compiling them and we have been duly impressed with their quality and breadth. Time certainly has one of the best inventions lists we have seen so far. You can enjoy it here.
- Popular Science The venerable, and dare we say “ever popular”, Popular Science magazine announced the winners of its 2009 Invention Awards back in May. If you have not yet seen the list, there is no time like the present. PS’s Invention Awards celebrate the backyard scientists and garage inventors who not only dream the big dreams, but have the determination to make them happen . . . with their own bare hands and few spare parts! You can explore the winners here.