Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Since it's late

A quick note on "thinking outside the box": if you seriously use the phrase "think outside the box" as prescriptive (for example: "Try to think outside the box with your history project") or descriptive ("That Eminem sure thinks outside the box with his dope rhymes"), you aren't thinking outside the box. In fact, you're helplessly trapped--not inside the box, but deep within Plato's cave. Just a thought.

1 comment:

Wanda Ball said...

Personally, I try to think outside the straitjacket.