utility vs creativity

A very interesting post by Umair Haque: “There’s this curious notion in America: everything must be useful. This is why, at heart, there’s little, if any room, for thinking; for the long-term; for the creative.” (For my second post in a row, hat tip / thanks to Kevin Werbach.) The post begins with a reference to another post: “Seth says that bloggers blog too much; that they’re littering an “attention commons”.” Of course, Seth’s point connects quite nicely with Frank Pasquale’s paper that I noted yesterday.