Alec Nevala-Lee

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Vagueness, intelligent confusion, original punning on words or ideas never occur [in a computer]…The least elaborate computer can be relied on to work to the fullest extent of its capacity; the greatest mind cannot be relied on for the simplest thing; its variability is its superiority.

Jacques Barzun, A Stroll with William James

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March 8, 2017 at 7:30 am

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Jacques Barzun

The magic of the word “creative” is so broad that no distinct meaning need be attached to it; it fits all situations, pointing to nothing in particular…Creativity has become what divine grace and salvation were to former times. It is incessantly invoked, praised, urged, demanded, hoped for, declared achieved, or found lacking.

Jacques Barzun, “The Paradoxes of Creativity”

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June 27, 2016 at 7:30 am

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