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Has the Internet made us better at creative thinking?
Illustration by Guy Billout
We constructed a corpus of digitized texts containing about 4% of all books ever printed.
The advent of the Internet, with sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger.
In real life, you would never use a ladder that only let you go up. Likewise, when creating abstractions, stepping down is as important as stepping up . Here, we take the abstraction from the previous section, and overlay a concrete representation on top of it.
Bret Victor / March 10, 2011
This draft was released March 15, 2006.
So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now.