Everything is a remix

I’m loving the web video series Everything is a remix.

Especially Episode 3, which discusses the iterations of transformation of ideas that led Apple to develop the Lisa and the Mac:

The entire series, by Kirby Ferguson, is well worth watching (and supporting).

For more on how ideas are nothing more than inventive copying, also check out Steven Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From.

As we begin to understand how we all stand on the shoulders of others, why the obsession with ego in creativity? In fact, ego might run counter to the flow of creativity. Closed, introspective and destructive – whereas creativity seems to seek openness, sharing and construction.

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