Is connectedness killing creativity? @scottadams #pauto #mfg
"But wait—we might be in dangerous territory. Experts say our brains need boredom so we can process thoughts and be creative. I think they're right. I've noticed that my best ideas always bubble up when the outside world fails in its primary job of frightening, wounding or entertaining me."
You may find that the rest of the article is behind the WSJ's pay wall, but it is worth reading.