Isaac Asimov asks “How Do People Get New Ideas?”

“If a single individual present is unsympathetic to the foolishness that would be bound to go on… the others would freeze. It seems necessary to me, then, that all people at a session be willing to sound foolish and listen to others sound foolish.”

– Isaac Asimov

Hell, yes!

And another quote:

“For best purposes, there should be a feeling of informality. Joviality, the use of first names, joking, relaxed kidding are, I think, of the essence—not in themselves, but because they encourage a willingness to be involved in the folly of creativeness.”

– Same guy

Hell, YES!

This is what we strive for with STL SketchPAD.

This blog on “How Do People Get New Ideas?” is fantastic. If you have a few moments. Read it (click the name of the article).

So many implications for running or participating in a creative group. Even has a part that says,

“There must be someone in charge who plays a role equivalent to that of a psychoanalyst. A psychoanalyst, as I understand it, by asking the right questions (and except for that interfering as little as possible)…”

-Still the same guy

Brilliant. 100% agree.

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