From a reader:
Your article raises a good question — what WAS the last European innovation you wouldn’t want to live without?
I really had trouble with this, so after a few minutes without anything on my list, I Googled “list of European innovations.” I think that everything we need to know about the state of innovation in Europe is supplied by the search list results and the fact that the fifth-highest listing is this:
The next Google link after that one is this:
Yeah, that’ll fix it right up…