Introducing the next big thing: You!


In the movies there's often a character obsessed with making it big, tinkering in the garage or basement in the hopes of patenting the next million dollar idea. It's usually a pesky uncle talking up his newest invention, say an electric potato peeler or solar powered tricycle. He's sure to make a fortune if only someone would front him the money.

Too bad uncle Al didn't live in the internet age.

A new site called Quirky promises to take care of everything, including the distribution. Launched yesterday, quirky lets you submit an idea, and each week one winning product concept is voted on by visitors. That product then gets input on the name, logo and packaging, the works.