TIME: Best Inventions 2006

Not really paralegal related, unless an article about the year’s best inventions counts as learning about IP! (Well, there is that "Paralegal Hidden Camera" video…)

"Meet Peter. Peter is a 79-year-old English retiree. Back in WW II he served as a radar technician. He is now an international star.

"One year ago, this would not have been possible, but the world has changed. In the past 12 months, thousands of ordinary people have become famous. Famous people have been embarrassed. Huge sums of money have changed hands. Lots and lots of Mentos have been dropped into Diet Coke. The rules are different now, and one website changed them: YouTube."

Wow, this has been a great year for inventions! Don’t forget to vote for the Gadget of the Year