Is ‘golden age for inventors’ at hand?

(CNN) — Some people follow rock stars. Steve Greenberg follows inventors.

Greenberg calls himself an “invention groupie.” The author of “Gadget Nation,” he’s written about quirky inventors who have dreamed up everything from a talking toilet paper dispenser to a “Vidstone” grave marker that displays a video tribute of the dearly departed.

Now is a great time for an inventor to become a rock star, Greenberg says. The economy may be slumping, but he and others say inventors are poised to enter a golden age.

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