Kevin Ashton's How To Fly A Horse

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“How to Fly a Horse” sounds more like the title of a children book rather than a book of historical stories depicting the common myth of creativity and the thought process behind of the world’s greatest innovators. “How to Fly a Horse” is written by Kevin Ashton, a cofounder of the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who coined the term “the Internet of Things”, and helped drive the early deployment of RFID chips on inventory. The book goes through several stories of medical discoveries, technological advances, and historical encounters, which have led to the common theory believed by many today, “creativity is magic, and couldn’t possibly be earned through sweat and work”. The creative myth implies that few people can be creative, that any successful creator will experience dramatic flashes of insight, and that creating is more like magic than work. Most of the world is made up of innovations inherited from people long forgotten- not people who were…show more content…
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