51. Invent or patent something.
Updated August 10, 2009
I’m no lawyer, but I have dealt with enough patents while working with various employers to know that the laws around patents are a little strange. I work in web development and web application development and you can’t patent software. You can, however, patent the idea behind the software.
Of course, people invent things that are outside their area of expertise all the time. Whether it’s a fresh perspective or beginner’s luck, there are lots of people out there inventing things and selling them on late night infomercials. I could do it too – the only question is, what will it be?