Everything is a Remix is a wonderful, wonderful video series, and the third episode is my favorite. It’s all about ideas: Where ideas come from, what’s right about copying them, how improvement comes from blatant copying, and why Hunter S. Thompson re-typed The Great Gatsby. Well worth the 11-minute watch.
Excellent related reading: Jonah Lehrer on Basketball and Jazz, and why the seeming randomness of each isn’t as easy, or as random, as you think.
(Via Jason Kottke)