Does this then focus on a difference between creativity and innovation? Are they synonymous? I am considering the fact after a talk today at the CESI conference from @leocasey on the "Diffusion of Innovation". It looked at the process of spreading innovation throughout an organisation. I took from the discussion that is the perception that is the reality in changing and diffusing innovation. So in fact, does it really matter if the originality is real or contrived? If perception becomes reality, then perceived newness becomes the accepted reality.
While the talk focused on the process and the psychology of innovation, the it also resonated with the talk from @dughall that spoke of the FOMOs (the Fear Of Missing Out) who were focused on the next iteration of a piece of technology. If people are always focusing on the newness of things and of the next version and update, it allows us to constantly live in what Gartner refer to in their Hype Cycle as "Peak of Inflated Expectation". The risk in always chasing the new is that we never have to face the "Trough of Disillusionment" and work through to the benefits that await the other side.
For me, it speaks of the need of having and maintaining a sold vision in a time of constant novelty.
Surely that new iPad you have is a new departure in technology, isn't it? Perhaps not so much when you consider the first recorded patent of a flat-screen device used for recognising and processing data, the teleautograph, was made in July 1888.
Remeber people, everything is a remix (from Kirby Ferguson/everythingisaremix.info)