Thursday, June 1, 2017

QOTD - Creativity

Found today on Scott Adams' blog in a post about the presidents new word "covefefe."
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
Being creative or inventive often enough involves making large numbers of mistakes. It's how you figure out what doesn't work on your way to that better mousetrap. Lots of things were discovered while trying to invent something else. Sometimes it's art. Sometimes it's a whole new industry.

I might add that intuition is knowing how far back to stand while testing the new product or process.

2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

In my younger model rocket (actually model bombs) building days, I discovered if I could still see it - I was too close !!!

Anonymous said...

Putin: “Patriotic” Russian Hackers May Have Interfered In US Election
Comparing hackers to artists, Putin says they may have been inspired by patriotism.
source: https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/06/putin-patriotic-russian-hackers-may-have-interfered-in-us-election/

So all those Russian dezinformatsiya campaigns, from Soviet-era communist propaganda to the present day, are just "art".