Internet, world wide web, and creativity

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-201
Journal / PublicationJournal of Creative Behavior
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The growth of the Internet has been the most astonishing technological and social phenomenon of the last decade of this century. In 1990 only a few academics had heard of it; now, more than 50 million people use it. By the turn of the century, that figure could be 100-200 million. So far, the network's only constant has been that the number of new users has doubled almost every 12-18 months. Most organizations have or will soon have Internet access. The popularity of Internet provides a tremendous opportunity for individuals and organizations to explore its features and services for electronic brainstorming. This paper presents the services available on the Internet for creativity. Because of the rapidly changing technologies in this area, the treatment of the topic in this paper is broad and general rather than technically detailed and tools dependent. The technologies in existence now may become obsolete in a few months time, but the principles of using them for creativity will remain.

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