The Genius of the tinkerer这篇文章更像是在将一堆例子有逻辑有秩序地map在一起，去说明一个中心topic，good ideas originate from combinations，还有一个中心词就是the adjacent possible
1. The NeoNurture incubator is a fitting metaphor for the way that good ideas usually come into the world. They are, inevitably, constrained by the parts and skills that surrounds them.
2. But ideas are works of bricolage. They are, almost inevitably, networks of other ideas. We take the ideas we’ve inherited or stumbled across, and we jigger them together into some new shape.
3. The phrase captures both the limits and the creative potential of change and innovation. The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. The strange and beautiful truth about the adjacent possible is that its boundaries grow as you explore them. Each new combination opens up the possibility of other new combinations. “Combinatorial Pattern”
4. The premise that innovation prospers when ideas can serendipitously connect and recombine with other ideas may seem logical enough, but the strange face is the a great deal of the past two centuries of legal and folk wisdom about innovation has pursued the exact opposite argument, building walls between ideas. Ironically, those walls have been erected with the explicit aim of encouraging innovation. The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts.
5. The problem with these closed environments is that they make it more difficult to explore the adjacent possible, because they reduce the overall network of minds that can potentially engage with a problem, and they reduce the unplanned collisions between ideas originating in different fields.