“Copy, Transform, and Combine”
“The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths. Myths that creativity comes via inspiration. That original creations break the mold, that they’re the products of geniuses, and appear as quickly as electricity can heat a filament. But creativity isn’t magic: it happens by applying ordinary tools of thought to existing materials.”
He is not suggesting that being creative is easy, or trivial, or unworthy of recognition. He is saying there is nothing magical or mysterious about it. Unweaving the rainbow …
Via Daring Fireball.