Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by in Home
Steven Johnson asks the question where do good ideas come from. He lauds the rise of the 17C English coffeehouse as being instrumental in a explosion of innovation in thinking. He believes that the very structure of the coffeehouse enabled ideas to be generated and networked amongst diverse individuals who previously may not have met. The rise of the liquid network has continued to be a great source of innovation in many and varied incarnations. It was crucial in germinating the age of enlightenment in Europe.