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Isaac Asimov on how to come up with new ideas | Boing Boing

In 1959, science fiction great Isaac Asimov penned a delightful essay about the nature of creativity that was almost entirely unknown until 2014 when one of his old mates discovered it in a file and Technology Review published it. From “On Creativity” by Isaac Asimov:
A person willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense must be a person of considerable self-assurance. Since he occurs only rarely, he must seem eccentric (in at least that respect) to the rest of us. A person eccentric in one respect is often eccentric in others.Consequently, the person who is most likely to get new ideas is a person of good background in the field of interest and one who is unconventional in his habits. (To be a crackpot is not, however, enough in itself.)
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