THE GAP by Ira Glass - posting this for myself as a reminder.
A while back I picked up a copy of Caffeine for the Creative Mind, which has a bunch of little exercises and thought experiments, meant to boost your creativity. Some of them seems kinda silly, but I guess the point of creative thinking is to solve whatever comes your way regardless of what you think about it.
Anyway, the task I tackled today was to figure out how I would communicate with co-workers if I was chained to my desk and wasn’t able to use electronic devices (and no yelling, but I’m too far away for that anyway).
My solution: Messagepig! My boss loves teacup pigs so we’ve talked about having one around the office anyway. I figure pigs are smart enough to be trained to make a route between all the offices, if not actually deliver messages to individuals.