The year in ideas

Courtesy of the fabulous Skerricks blog, by the equally fabulous Ruth Buchannan I present tye Ninth Annual Year in Ideas.  Divided by category, which you find by hovering your pointer on the categories or on the alphabetical list at the top of the page.

“Once again, The Times Magazine looks back on the past year from our favored perch: ideas. Like a magpie building its nest, we have hunted eclectically, though not without discrimination, for noteworthy notions of 2009 — the twigs and sticks and shiny paper scraps of human ingenuity, which, when collected and woven together, form a sort of cognitive shelter, in which the curious mind can incubate, hatch and feather. Unlike birds, we can also alphabetize. And so we hereby present, from A to Z, the most clever, important, silly and just plain weird innovations we carried back from all corners of the thinking world. To offer a nonalphabetical option for navigating the entries, this year we have attached tags to each item indicating subject matter. We hope you enjoy.”

There are some fantastic things on here, have a look and fill your brain just a little more before Christmas cheer wipes out some of your synapses.

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