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Note that this doesn’t mean that an engineer is any less creative than a hacker. On the contrary, the constraints provided by the engineering problem can provoke more creative and original thinking than that of the original invention.

Take a look at that quote and then read this article: http://alistapart.com/articles/oncreativity

Hacking is not necessarily a very creative endeavor. Instead it is more inspiring.

That was a great article (especially in conjunction with what I wrote) and I think you might have inspired another essay from me!


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