Kevin Ashton

Called a thing the Internet of Things. Wrote How to Fly a Horse—The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, available at http://amzn.to/1llqnbc


Creative People Say No


A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting things about his…


The Dumbest Question You Can Ask a Scientist

No one who knows the history of science would ask this question.


Stop coddling your dog — he’s 99.9% wolf


SANTA CLARITA, California — Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier — named Junior, Taco…


The End of Creativity

The word “creativity” was made up less than a hundred years ago. It is time to stop using it.

Publications edited by Kevin Ashton

The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery


Why Did Everybody Do the Harlem Shake?

It’s been exactly two years since the dance craze came and went


DeflateGate And The Softness Of The American Mind

The truth behind football’s latest “controversy” and what it tells us about ourselves.

How to Commit to a Creative Life


People in America’s Deep South tell a story about a musician named Robert Johnson. They say one night when the crickets were quiet and clouds curtained the…


Why the Wright Brothers Flew First

Orville and Wilbur Wright were not first to think of building an airplane, nor first to start. So why were they first to fly?


The Creativity Myth

Creativity is not what we think it is


In 1815, Germany’s General Music Journal published a letter in which Mozart described his creative process:


How to become internet famous for $68

The secret of online celebrity Santiago Swallow.

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of…


How Apple Just Reset Your Privacy


iPhone 6 and Apple Watch will transform your privacy and security. Here’s how.