Trick or TREAT, $CHICKEN (s)!
Being creative is not just for "artists". Creativity is sometimes a matter of putting two (or more) things that don't seem to already go together, together. For example, Satoshi(s) Nakamoto managed to create Bitcoin by knowing (just?) enough about more than one area of expertise:
This space is extremely multidisciplinary, cross-cutting math, economics, cryptography, game theory, computer science, financial markets, distributed systems, governance, programming language theory, law, and many other areas. There aren’t many people who can be called subject matter experts in more than one of these areas — and each of these areas has its own jargon. (I borrowed these two sentences from somebody's blog post. Because google.)
And ten years ago today, the Bitcoin whitepaper was published for the world. If you haven't tried reading it yet, it is written in a reader-friendly and accessible style. At least the abstract (summary) and conclusion are a must-read.
In case you missed it, there has been much delight over one Spencer Lambert's $CHICKEN - feeding project, which creatively demonstrates an application for the internet of things. (I had to look up the meaning of "internet of things" a month or two ago. This morning I explained the basic gist to my younger child at breakfast. Of course, we fed the chickens.)
If you were here on Yours.org a couple of weeks ago you also got a sneak peek of things to come:
(If you go a little further back in time, @Cain and I noticed some tinkering with a similar concept involving a toy racecar track by Mr. John Goldberg. I can't find the tweet any more though...)
Since then, the chickens, along with a couple of surprise visitors such as a skunk and deer, have garnered a daily audience and infused some renewed energy into weary Bitcoin Cash fans on reddit and Twitter. Campaign season seems to be in full swing.