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Steal this remix

22 Jun

<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/25380454?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&#8243; width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/25380454″>Everything is a Remix Part 3</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/kirbyferguson”>Kirby Ferguson</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

“If you love it, steal it” was a statement I heard throughout design school. Innovation and creativity are more about repetition and standing on the shoulder of giants than flashes of insight by geniuses.

But ideas are works of bricolage. They are, almost inevitably, networks of other ideas. We take the ideas we’ve inherited or stumbled across, and we jigger them together into some new shape.

– “The Genius of the Tinkerer,” Stephen Johnson in WSJ

Of course, another inspiration for creation is filling a need you have identified.

 

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