TEDGlobal 2010

Where good ideas come from: Steven Johnson on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 17:46)

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