Posts for Tag: James Burke

More on Creativity and Coffee Shops

I treasure this TED talk by Steven Johnson not just for the image of London's oldest coffee house but also for the explanation of the central role of the coffee house in the creative process and the fascinating story of how the coffee house gave us GPS via Sputnik and nuclear submarines. Not only did this talk call up images of James Burke and Connections, it managed to explain much more clearly than the New York Times why I like Coffitivity so much.