“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it’s the illusion of knowledge”
When I’m working on things, I have podcasts going, sometimes I make notes, often I don’t reference the note well enough to find where I heard it. So, this abstract is what I have to work with. As I remember, the interviewer quoted it and the interviewee didn’t say much about it.
I think it’s relevant to several of the discussions we have here, and how trolls show up. They often start complaining by the second post that we are “closed-minded”, in some form or another. Boorstin seems to want to explore the phenomenon with a scientific approach that crosses over to engineering. When we need a solution, we look to the tried and true methods, but do we miss a creative new idea in the process? How do we know we are suppressing invention and discovery in the name of doing it like we have always done it?