When it's good to think inside the box

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Freedom isn't all it's cracked up to be, Andrew Careaga writes on Higher Ed Marketing, using Twitter's famous 140-character limit as an example. Working under such constraints can, paradoxically, lead to creative solutions: "Haiku (the 5/7/5 syllable constraint). Limericks. Music (only seven notes to work with). All are constrained. Yet when creative minds accept and work within those constraints, they can create beauty, or at least (with limericks) a laugh or a smile."