25 most innovative of 2007

PC World has released its list of the 25 most innovative products of 2007 …


Gears makes some sense because it has the potential to totally redefine what a web app can do, but it’s a little more forward-looking than most other products in the list.

Kindle is a bit of a shock … a book reader is hardly innovative. The one thing that is innovative is the connection to a marketplace. The device itself could have been much better engineered and far nicer … if possible, Amazon should get Apple to build it for them. (Or hire Jonathan Ive and a couple of Apple’s UI engineers.)

Mint at #20 is pretty cool too … just wish it was localized to Canada.