Re: Creativity and Technical Communication

Subject: Re: Creativity and Technical Communication
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 09:21:58 -0800

At 03:01 PM 3/27/97 -0800, Mark L. Levinson wrote:
>"Creativity" is a misleading word. It sounds as if it means making
>a new thing, whereas psychologists tell us that creativity consists
>essentially of finding new connections between existing things. (So,
>for that matter, does a lot of humor.)
>
The best book I have ever read on the subject is Arthur Koestler's _The Act
of Creation_ (still in print according to amazon.com). He, too, sees the
connection between scientific breakthroughs, innovations, and humor.

--Wayne Douglass

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