Is connectedness killing creativity? @scottadams #pauto #mfg

"We've won the war on boredom! If you have a smartphone in your pocket, a game console in the living room, a Kindle in your backpack and an iPad in the kitchen, you never need to suffer a minute without stimulation. Yay!

"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."

So begins a thought provoking article by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, called "The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do" on

You may find that the rest of the article is behind the WSJ's pay wall, but it is worth reading.


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  • <p> Walt, I've found that the past two weeks spent largely off the grid and in the automobile, college campuses, hotels and motels with one of my daughters has been quite therapeutic. We'll see if it helps with the Emerson Process Experts blog posts when I resume in earnest next week. </p> <p>  Thanks for highlighting this article! <img src="/sites/all/modules/tinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" title="Smile" alt="Smile" border="0" /></p>


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