Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

Boxes are little industrial miracles; boxes are fun to crawl around in

“So that phrase—Thinking out of the box—it’s supposed to connote, presumably, a need to think ‘fresh,’ think ‘new,’ think, dare we say, ‘different,’ yes? But, um, no. Seeing as how most good ideas don’t spring forth from thin air, after all; standing on the shoulders of giants and all that. Leaves me cold. So I’m a proponent for thinking inside the box�and maybe figuring out what’s wrong, there in the box, determining what needs to be added, discarded, improved, enhanced. Making a difference there, in our little box.”

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Grant Barrett