The Street Finds its Own Use for the Law of Unintended Consequences is a brilliant essay by Cory Doctorow on technology and innovative, but unpredicted uses for technology.
Another example of how technology always has unexpected results comes from increased bullying via cell phone text messaging systems in England.
The wonder of the web is the links you start to follow. From my last adventure at the Lemelson Center I found this: the Playful Invention and Exploration Network, sponsored by MIT and a hosted by SMM.
There’s even a listserv for announcements from the Lemelson center.