Tame The Web

What are you starting?

This one time I had a Professor tell me you have to start something new at least once a month. Her idea was that we are these “perpetual discovery engines” Apply, apply, apply was a core tenet. The greatest ideas she believed came from remixing. School was this ultimate test of your ability to create.

School, she felt, should be a complete playground where you push yourself to work within the confines of; to be creative in spite of everything, everyone may ever throw at you. I always liked that idea. Working from the inside out always seemed to be where the most effective change comes from anyway. Sure, a new pair of Nikes makes you feel fast -when you’re in Kindergarten. Later you learn where real speed comes from: years of training that make you look like an overnight success.

Anybody can be creative outside of their organization but can you be creative within those confines?

School starts again

TTW: Lee

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This entry was posted on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 1:54 am and is filled under: Librarians, Libraries & the Profession, Library 2.0/Web 2.0, Library Innovators, LIS Education in the 21st Century, TTW Contributor: Lee Leblanc