Chapter 6. Use Patterns Beyond Their Intended Purpose
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Thinking outside the box
You have probably encountered phrases such as "thinking outside the box" (or thinking outside the square). To some, this is but one of many annoying and over-used terms. But the background is a bit more interesting, so just in case you haven't seen the puzzle upon which the phrase is based, it goes something like this:
Figure 26. Thinking outside the box – the problem ...