Forget the Internet, cloning and Napster. A recent survey in England determined that the greatest technological invention of the last 40 years is the widget, the plastic device placed inside of a beer can to help it pour a foamy head.
David Warren of Wilkinson Sword commented: “We know Britain is a nation of beer lovers but nothing prepared us for this finding,” said David Waren of Wilsinson Swoard, the razor blade maker that commissioned the survey. “It just goes to show Britons let nothing get in the way of a good pint.”
The widget grabbed 48% of nearly 9,000 votes cast at the technical innovation website T3.co.uk. Guinness won a Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement in 1991 after spending five years and