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The rest of the game's troubled production — which is a story of its own — didn't make things any better. Subsequent joiners will fill the opposing team slots. Star Wars Trilogy has a couple of aspects in the game software that imply it was rushed out the door. Server-side Invasion Change live on all platforms as of January The port of Pac-Man was released as soon as Atari got their hands on the programmer's alpha version.

It was a confusing, unintuitive, ugly-looking Endless Game that bore no resemblance to the movie it was based on. The backlash from this was so bad that a completely different version of this game planned for the Atari was aborted. Atari, figuring they had a license to print money , made more copies of this game than there were consoles.

When the inevitable happened, the urban legend sprang up that Atari simply dumped millions of them in a landfill in New Mexico and in , it was proven to be true. The port of Pac-Man was released as soon as Atari got their hands on the programmer's alpha version.

This resulted in a game that couldn't even draw all the ghosts on screen at once. It also looked ugly, at least partly because Atari didn't want games to have black backgrounds unless they were set in space. Fight For Life for the Atari Jaguar was actually shaping up to be a good fighting game. But Atari had gotten into the bad habit of shafting their employees, so the programmer decided to withhold the game until he got paid.

Atari said "fuck it" and released the latest build they had. Much later, he let a Jaguar fansite have the final build, so they produced the vastly improved "Limited Edition" from it. But talk about limited: The sixth volume of the GrailQuest series, Realm of Chaos , appears to have suffered from a severe lack of playtesting before being released.

Several paragraphs don't link together proprely, several characters give you clues and instructions that never come into play, and it's entirely possible to miss plot-relevant information by accidentally never encountering one character.

The same goes for the sixth book of The Way Of The Tiger , whose central part is a terrible twist of broken links and mismatched situations. If we add that even the ending was somewhat ambiguous, it is no wonder that the authors eventually came around releasing an edited version, plus a seventh book. One of the most notorious examples is Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. Well beyond Obvious Beta, this is just some pre-alpha code that was hacked together into something they deemed "shippable".

It's something akin to what what a game looks like in the first two weeks of development, when the team is expecting a two-year development cycle. So much is broken in this game: It is impossible to actually lose in this game. There is no code describing what would happen if you did.

The only way to lose is for the game to crash which admittedly happens pretty frequently. Although it's supposedly a racing game, there are no opponents. There are technically opponent cars, but they don't do anything other than sit at the starting line. There is a patch that will get them to move, but they will still stop right before crossing the finish line.

Again, there is no code that describes what happens when you lose a race. There is practically zero collision detection in this game; you can drive straight through buildings and trees. This means that if you drive over a bridge, you'll fall straight through it to the valley beneath.

But that's okay, because you can drive straight up and down vertical cliffs without even slowing down. You can go off the side of the map at your leisure. Sometimes the game's code has trouble distinguishing between starting and finishing a race, so you'd win the race immediately.

The only available race mode is the custom race mode. The promised main campaign as written on the box involves evading police on public highways; it does not exist. In the earliest version sold, they couldn't even get the victory prompt right: The game at launch didn't contain most of the touted features, and it was riddled with bugs. The backlash was so great that not only was the game pulled from Steam, players also got refunds — which almost never happened back then.

It's speculated that this game was a direct reason for the Steam Early Access program, Steam's "public beta" setup. The lead developer on both this game and Big Rigs was Sergey Titov, who seemingly believed people wouldn't notice, accused customers of misinterpreting the game's description, in banning critics from the game's forums , and claiming it was the best game he's ever played. Test Drive Unlimited 2 suffered from a swarm of bugs and server issues when it was released on the PC. Since it had online activation and needed a connection to the game's master servers to play, the game would flat out refuse to let players start up the game, and it would often kick them out of the game without warning due to massive server overload.

The PC ports of Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Stranger's Wrath as part of the Oddboxx were more like obvious alphas. They performed terribly on even high-end gaming computers for Xbox ports with no graphical upgrades. Resolution options were opaque and lacking, you can't move with a gamepad in Munch's Oddysee , and there's an unchangeable Y-axis flip in Stranger's Wrath. The developers have promised patches to clean this up, including updated graphics for Stranger's Wrath intended for the PS3 Updated Re-release , though whether we'll ever get them is another question.

The delayed demo of indie 2-D fighting game Beast's Fury turned out to be an Obvious Beta, which was pretty upsetting to eagerly-waiting fans. There were control problems, graphical issues, and bugs galore, including one humorous glitch that an official tester stumbled across. The developer, Evil Dog Productions, placed little importance on updating the demo , and they would later pay for that choice when, in , they would find themselves cancelling Beast's Fury.

The rest of the game's troubled production — which is a story of its own — didn't make things any better. Total War started out this way, but it was fixed somewhat with a lot of patching. If you want to see what it was like on release, fire up the Road to Independence scenario, which for some reason seems largely unaffected by the bug fixes.

Marvel as your AI willfully ignores an order you've give dozens of times, and when it does listen, interprets your order to move 12 feet forward to mean go play grab-ass in a forest 5, miles away.

Rise of the Golems: The features and monsters added later are particularly bad. Anarchy Online version 1. Unfortunately, it's riddled with tons of bugs. Likewise with SimCopter , except with a helicopter. Both are good games with a good-sized fanbase, they just happen to have a lot of bugs.

You can play it just fine; it'll just crash every half hour or so. SimCity was released in a miserable state, many of which stemmed from two really big issues, the traffic and the DRM. Traffic was very poorly programmed. Drivers would always take the shortest route rather than the faster one, resulting in all the cars ignoring the highway to take a single-lane dirt road. Cars would sometimes go in endless loops.

Public services tended to follow each other, meaning buses would make the traffic worse rather than better. Fire trucks couldn't handle more than one fire at a time.

People can't cross a street to go shopping, leaving the stores empty and residents mad because there's no shopping. Any city would grind to a complete halt. Compounding that was that the game would withhold or outright misstate key information you needed to fix the problem.

It would even show you a much higher population than your city really had, meaning that you wouldn't suspect anything was wrong until it ground to a halt from lack of manpower. The maximum city size was diminuitive, and artificial — it was easy to build outside the borders by using an exploit.

It was also possible to log in to your account and edit and control some features in someone else's city in the region. It was trivially easy this way to force other players to go broke and lose. The servers just couldn't handle all the players. Wait times could exceed an hour , money would disappear when gifted to another city, and the game would just crash at points.

EA had to remove some features most notably "Cheetah Speed" just to prevent the servers from imploding. Although they never fixed the traffic bugs, they did fix this or at least enough people stopped playing that the servers could handle it again. Early players even got access to a " Launch Park " for their trouble. The PC version of Red Faction 2 had a multiplayer mode that didn't allow multiple players, and showed pickups as 2D sprites in spite of the working 3D models in the single-player campaign.

The campaign itself was a veritable glitch-fest, and the best ending was essentially impossible to get legitimately due to a bug where some civilians whom you were supposed to save would chase the player's vehicle down so they could die on contact , which was completely unavoidable. Its glitchiness was universally reviled. Lowlights include long load times, bad triggers, and an overly aggressive AI that is content to ambush the player from offscreen and destroy his essential party.

For an added bonus, due to the way the game's autosave works, such an ambush requires loading from a manually created save, as the autosave triggers at the end of the player's turn—meaning they have no resources to prevent it, even if they know it's coming. Sierra Most of the later VGA adventure games suffer from a profound lack of testing and can crash randomly based upon any number of bugs.

The worst example is probably Quest for Glory IV. Open Season has countless bugs that randomly crash the game, corrupt saved games, or make the game unwinnable.

The ending chapter of the Trilogy of Trilogies. The greatest RPG ever. And it was released as a mash of crap, unplayable on most hardware that was available at the time, and was a war crime against canon. Star Wars Trilogy has a couple of aspects in the game software that imply it was rushed out the door. For instance, the "Bounty Hunter" mode features an animated display of Boba Fett pointing to a random selection, but the result is always "Video Mode". Interplay's Star Trek Pinball was a rushed cash grab, filled with numerous bugs, a wildly unrealistic and inconsistent physics engine, and frequent game crashes.

To add insult to injury, a note in the package mentions that the advertised network multiplayer feature was not completed in time for the game's release. Many new Stern Pinball games have been shipped with unfinished, albeit playable software, and often extended periods of time pass before a code update is finally released.

As of late, this trend has been decried by vocal enthusiasts and resulted in a fan movement called Where's the Code? It was significant enough for Stern — who is notorious for not replying to anything on social media — to respond within hours. Many highly-requested updates have since been released, but the movement still speaks up whenever a game isn't getting the polish they think it deserves.

After languishing for years with no "Super Hero" Wizard Mode , few callouts, missing animations and rules, programmer Lyman Sheats produced several meaty code updates in his spare time to transform 's Spider-Man Stern into what some fans consider to be one of Stern's best releases.

Later releases like The Walking Dead and Metallica got similar treatment. The most prominent example is "Final Challenge", the game's Wizard Mode , which was completely absent until a software update added one. For 's WWE Wrestlemania , the only parts of the game that were available at launch were multiballs and modes pertaining to the tiny wrestling ring near the top, which meant that gameplay was extremely centralized in an area that doesn't even take up one-tenth of the playfield.

Batman '66 — meant as a Milestone Celebration for both Stern and the television show — was unplayable at the Pinball Expo due to incomplete software. Star Wars Stern was released with its Lightsaber Duel mode completely absent. Some of the modes and awards mentioned in promotional materials to be activated with the "F-O-R-C-E" drop target bank were also not present. There was also a glitch associated with Victory Multiball that causes it to last much longer than it should. Fortunately now that the code has reached 1.

Only one revision of the software was released for Bram Stoker's Dracula , because Bill Pfutzenreuter, the game's programmer, left Williams after the game's release. Jersey Jack Pinball 's The Wizard of Oz had some clearly incomplete software features, most notably some missing bonuses and the absent Wizard Modes. Various software updates have addressed the issues, however. Cactus Canyon was being designed during a time when Williams and by extension, Bally was beginning pre-production on their ill-fated Pinball engine.

As a result, the higher-ups forced the game to go into production before all the proper coding was in place. As a result, several things were left uncoded, including a few rules, a proper Match Sequence , a music track to accompany said Match Sequence , one or two game modes, and a couple animations.

It took 14 years before Eric Priepke introduced a mod for the game called Cactus Canyon Continued that put everything mentioned back in.

The 19 released tables of Magic Girl were built in a rush to stave off a lawsuit by crowdfunding backers, and shipped with software designed 3 years previously for a whitewood prototype with different hardware.

The entire media package was complete, so the artwork and sound are beautiful, but the gameplay can be summed up as "the spinner kind of works". Sonic the Hedgehog for Xbox and PlayStation 3 AKA Sonic '06 , to distinguish it from the bit and 8-bit games featured poor controls, poor hit detection, graphical errors, framerate problems, placeholder graphics from the old Sega Dreamcast games, a notoriously buggy physics engine, missing content, and Loads and Loads of Loading , with a distinct possibility of spending more time loading the game than playing it.

It ended up that way due to rushing for a Christmas release, the 15th Anniversary of Sonic, and the launch window of the PS3 and Sega firing its entire bug-testing crew prior to the game's release. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I was essentially an experiment, as its glitchy physics engine and extensive rehashing of content from the older games can attest to.

Sega was depending on its reception to determine what should be improved in Episode II , or whether there should even be one. It being downloadable and not actually a physical release gave them less to lose, though that didn't stop the massive backlash the game got from fans.

Vengeance for the Wii was a mess of a game with laggy framerates, cut content , and sloppy visuals, obviously rushed out just to put a Far Cry game on the Wii for the sake of it. The in-game Loading Screen hints in Time Shift frequently refer to features that don't actually exist, and the rewind function spends much of the game disabled because the developers didn't feel like resolving the minor issues that it could present.

For example, if a character is scripted to open a door, then the player could have used the rewind function to be either inside the room before the door opened, or outside of the room after it closed. Haze at first was promoted as having a new task-based AI system which was licensed by Free Radical Design, then found not to work at all on the hardware they were designing for. The game slipped for over a year, with early trailers having nothing to do with the final plotline.

The end result had obvious missing functions e. Since FRD had promoted all their other projects as using the distinctly unimpressive Haze engine, they duly lost all their customers and collapsed shortly afterwards. The Last Remnant for the Xbox is plagued by massive slowdown during battles which, coupled with the amount of grinding that you have to do and Loads and Loads of Loading , makes the game drag to an infuriating extent. The PC version successfully fixed all of these problems and even included a Turbo Mode to make battles go faster.

You'd think that they would be working on a patch to fix the graphical problems in the Xbox version, but seems to have been abandoned entirely. The PlayStation 3 version that was supposed to come out simultaneously with the version has vanished entirely into the ether and Square refuses to speak of it.

The playable character roster had been cut nearly in half between XI and XII a few players have browsed through the index files of the Xbox version and discovered files for several unused characters in the game such as Yuri and Takuma Sakazaki, fan-favorite Mai Shiranui, and even long-unused Fatal Fury Sub Boss Hwa Jai , the main arcade mode is little more than a glorified time trial with only five stages and no proper end boss though given SNK's reputation for making extremely punishing bosses , this change would be a good thing , and until a version 1.

This entails rebuilding the game engine from the ground up and focusing on gameplay and graphics rather than Loads and Loads of Characters , as the previous two games did.

Major League Baseball 2K9 for the Xbox This video sums it up pretty well. The developers were surprisingly upfront about this in later interviews. Executive Meddling led to them having only nine months to develop the game instead of the usual for that series 12 months.

What were they thinking? One level has a huge glitch that causes an entire section of the level to go missing, leaving only the bottomless void. If Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One was ever tested, it wasn't done very thoroughly.

The game's makers and testers never picked up on the fact that the invisibility cloak when it actually works breaks most levels wide open, causing event triggers to fail, enemies to simply stand stock still and, hilariously, putting it on while fighting the final boss causes you to win the entire game almost instantly. Kung Fu Panda 2 for the PS3. While the Xbox version is subpar in its own right, the PS3 version looks like a meeting pitch prototype that was shown to a publisher in order to get further development funds but got shoved out the door as a finished product instead.

The original Wii version of Tales of Graces was recalled in due to the number of game-breaking bugs and glitches. It went all right on its first playthrough, but on repeat playthroughs the game just imploded on itself.

Sometimes the music would glitch during fights, too. Tales of Xillia is again, playable, but was Christmas Rushed for the 15th anniversary of the series, and it shows. All the port areas are laid out exactly the same to the point where the only differences are NPC dialogue, the endgame is very rushed, and the Co-Op Multiplayer was very poorly implemented it is very easy to lock the other player out of the game completely simply by pushing the wrong button at the wrong time.

Its sequel, Tales of Xillia 2 , also has many complaints mostly boiling down to how short it is and how it feels more like DLC to the first game rather than a sequel in its own right.

The Silent Hill HD Collection was made with incomplete versions of the games' source code—because Konami had lost the complete code—with predictable results. However, Konami is patching the PS3 version to correct the problems sadly, not the X version, though , and the problems have been mitigated somewhat. Area 51 was released in an obviously unfinished state, to the point that project lead Harvey Smith admitted it went straight from alpha to gold.

Among other things, visual glitches and oddities run rampant intel and ammo frequently floats in midair, there's no animation for NPCs entering vehicles, so your teammates entering a Humvee is represented by them standing next to the vehicle and reappearing inside of it , the squad control and morale mechanics barely work, the game is short on content short campaign, only 6 guns and a bare-bones multiplayer mode and the final boss had no AI before patch, he simply stood still after the end of his short scripted behavior.

Team Fortress 2 got hit with this the hardest, being nearly unplayable on the PS3; bugs continued running rampant more than a year after they had been fixed on the original PC and versions. Season 1 suffers from countless problems: The cursor getting permanently stuck in the lower-right corner of the screen, horrible texture compression leaving several visual or text-based gags incomprehensible , random crashing, long loading times , the list goes on.

It's held because Microsoft wants to get some timed exclusives or permanent exclusives to the Xbox Tony Hawk HD was one of them. As a result, one of the levels Downhill Jam is so glitchy it's borderline unplayable, the physics aren't polished, some of the tricks are glitched, and there's a huge glitch where you can't use tricks that you buy.

World in Flames was another EA victim, with not only glitches with terrain that would occasionally cause vehicles to act as if they'd run into solid walls while going across level surfaces, objects to spawn on top of buildings that had previously been destroyed so that they were just suspended in midair, and most glaringly, in-game tips to use Vehicle Repair Crates and Vehicle Ammo Crates to repair and reload your vehicles despite neither of these items actually being present in the game.

These issues were especially problematic in light of the game's release having already been delayed for over a year by the time it came out. Arkham Origins generally got good reviews but became rather famous for being a lot more buggy than the other Batman: A couple of them were Game Breaking Bugs , preventing you from progressing through a story-relevant location and leaving you stuck. Others included enemies who were obviously incapacitated but still trying to hit you, getting stuck in a landing pose with your cape expanded, and sometimes just unrefined combat controls.

Although the management of WB Games did apologize for how glitchy it turned out, and released patches for all of the major issues. The console and PC versions of Prince of Persia: If you happen to trigger certain events such as a door unlocking after defeating all mobs, or just mob spawning , there's a chance that Farah or a mook will be stuck behind a gate that just closed up, forcing you to either suicide or reload your save. And never save near a death trap.

Farah's stupidity will ensure you won't be able to continue from there. The controls randomly stop working completely at least in the PC version whenever you exit the Chronicle and the game randomly crashes after certain cutscenes, most infamously the ones before and after the Lilith boss fight. In fact, that one crash can literally make the game Unwinnable since there is no solution to it other than completely starting the game over. And due to THQ going under, it is highly unlikely any of this will ever be fixed.

Grand Theft Auto Online , over a year after its initial release, is still filled with Game Breaking Bugs and exploits that have yet to be patched, grossly overpowered vehicles and weapons that are still unbalanced, and the use of mods that can easily give one God Mode with no repercussions whatsoever still runs rampant.

Most suspect this constant rebalancing and bug fixing is the main reason why heists, the most anticipated feature of Online, were MIA far longer than intended. The Xbox version of Supreme Commander would grind to a halt whenever battles got at all large despite having drastically reduced the graphics quality. Throw in a completely unintuitive control scheme and you have a clearly unfinished product. Retro City Rampage intentionally invokes this with a minigame based on the pre-alpha NES prototype of the game, Grandtheftendo.

Mario Party 8 , while a functioning game, has several elements that made it look like it was either ported from the Gamecube halfway through development or was rushed to be launched on the Wii. The visuals are recycled from the Gamecube Mario Party titles, which also includes characters having lower polygon models in some mini-games. The game also had a really wonky widescreen option where playing in the Additional content, characters and stages have been gradually added since then.

Rise of Lyric for the Wii U took four years to make, yet looks like a beta version rushed to release thanks to a Troubled Production. The Game Grumps provided the best description of it. This is just a glitch that, like, occasionally breaks out into a game. Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis for the Game Boy Advance, the port of the first game, was a failure of epic nature despite the GBA having over twice the processing power of the Sega Genesis.

It was rushed to come out on Sonic 's 15th Anniversary. The developers did a quick and dirty port job, inserting the Sonic 1 map data into the Sonic Advance engine.

This caused the Sonic 1 data to overload the engine, making it take up too much memory. Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos is essentially a beta version of Sonic the Hedgehog: All the levels are very short and devoid of life, with little to no badniks around. The physics are also very clunky, and even though you can play as Sonic or Tails, there is only one available ending: Beating the game as Tails or as Sonic with all emeralds will lead up to a generic "Congratulations" screen.

Several music tracks are either unrefined or missing entirely, the presentation is lacking compared to the Game Gear version and some of the stages have their objects in different places. The biggest telltale sign however is Sonic's bad ending — in the Game Gear version he chases Robotnik and trips, falling on his face before jumping up and down on the spot in frustration. In the Master System version all of this animation for Sonic is missing and he simply rolls the whole time.

Sonic Chronicles was released in the late beta phase. It's not unplayable by any means, and most of the fans enjoyed it, but it had an abnormal amount of cut content including the soundtrack , which was allegedly just fan remixes downloaded from the internet in MIDI format.

What evidently happened was that BioWare was acquired by EA and decided to work on Dragon Age , since they had already fulfilled their contract to Sega. This isn't so much of a case of "poorly released game" as it is "game could have been much better than it actually was.

Midway, however, handed the license to an outside third party away from Ed Boon and his team and gave them four months to turn it out for a quick profit. Unsurprisingly, the game came rife with glitches, incomplete AI either motionless or cheating , and unresponsive controls. The game proved to be a bit profitable for Midway, but this kind of practice foretold the future bankruptcy of the company. The updated Blue engine which was used for the international releases of Red and Green , with Green 's name being changed to that of Blue , despite fixing some of the more painful bugs, was still a mess, with the infamous Mew glitch, Glitch City, the old man exploit, and Missingno.

In addition, several moves did not work as intended e. One day a severe illness prevented him from obeying the order of the lord of his district to cultivate the lord's rice fields. According to custom, peasants had to do so gratuitously.

On the lord's fields, however, a young Buddhist monk worked in his place and fulfilled his task so well, that the lord gave him a wine cup, which he [the young priest] respectfully raised above his head and disappeared. The lord understood that this priest was a divine person and sent a messenger to the peasant's house, in order to reward him. Apparently the image itself had been his substitute on the field! Suddenly a boy priest appeared in a boat and rowed the governor across.

Noseless Jizo Photo this J-Site. Guardian of the Sea: Jizo in Hawaii by John R. Clark, Published , University of Hawai'i Press. Modern comic book by Daido Publications, Tokyo. Photo courtesy this J-Site. Published by Shogakukan Ennichi literally means "related day. Saying prayers to the deity on this day is believed to bring greater merits and better results than on regular days. In some localities, children believe that tapping their forehead against the beads will bring them luck.

Adds site contributor Gabi Greve: We serve meals to thank them for protecting children. Everyone gathers in a community hall to prepare for it. I would get to wear my yukata summer kimono. Kids receive a lantern with their name on and also halloween-style snack packs.

Bon-odori is a group dance. Everyone does the same dance, moving in a circle around a float where taiko japanese drum is played. You learn by watching the person in front of you. I like this type of group dancing. Everybody moves the same way and goes around and around and around. Photos taken at different times, hence the different-colored hats. Writes scholar De Visser: When the Emperor heard this story, the Emperor ordered the construction of a temple in the same spot in order to dedicate this to the miraculous image.

Miso means bean paste. Late 20th century, stone. Stone, late 20th century. Even though they died before hearing the teachings of the Buddha, or before they could accumulate good or bad karma, they must still undergo judgment as do all people. Even the innocent souls of unborn fetuses are sent to the underworld, for folk wisdom says they are guilty of causing great sorrow to their parents.

But underworld demons, answering to the command of the old hag Shozuka no Baba , soon arrive and scatter their stones and beat them with iron clubs. From comic book by Daido Publications, Tokyo. See the preceding paragraph for one origin of this tradition. Jizo statues decked in garments and toys.

Hase Dera in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo to hold in your arms Photo courtesy this J-Site. Constructed in the s, Nokogiriyama features gigantic statues of Yakushi Nyorai and Kannon Bosatsu that are carved into the rock face. Click here for details. Photo from now-defunct J-site.

Six Realms from lowest to highest, from worst to best. Desktops and interaction systems also promote additional current market-like kinds of generation and distribution.

An infrastructure of computing and interaction technologies, furnishing hour obtain at reduced price to nearly any sort of rate and product info desired by prospective buyers, will lessen the informational boundaries to economical sector operation. This infrastructure could possibly also supply the suggests for effecting actual-time transactions and make intermediaries these kinds of as profits clerks, stock brokers and journey brokers, whose functionality is to deliver an crucial facts backlink amongst purchasers and sellers, redundant.

Removing of intermediaries would minimize the charges in the production and distribution worth chain. The information and facts systems have facilitated the evolution of increased mail order retailing, in which items can be ordered quickly by using telephones or computer system networks and then dispatched by suppliers by built-in transportation corporations that rely thoroughly on computer systems and interaction systems to handle their functions.

Nonphysical merchandise, this sort of as computer software, can be delivered electronically, doing away with the whole transportation channel. Payments can be performed in new ways. The result is disintermediation all over the distribution channel, with expense reduction, decreased conclude-client charges, and higher gain margins. I conduct soft skills training and outbound training for Corporates and individuals.

To enhance creativity we motivate the participants to approach the problems from variety of vantage points. Even repeatedly checking the boundary conditions we are able to come up with variety of ways of solving the problem.

This is akin to checking the walls of the box. Looking inside the box for additional information , additional resources also helps. Looking at the box from bird's eye view triggers some different creative solutions. Let us not get tied down to the mechanics but free ourselves to find the solution.

I will give an example. You are playing football with family and friends at a distant ground and someone gets bruised badly. No first aid kit is available. Your priority is to get the person to a hospital at a distance of 2 hours. The wound is bleeding and needs to be kept clean and bacteria free till the person reaches the hospital. What will you do? Think of a solution. It is quite close to you. With all due respect, Professor Boyd, your argument is not at all compelling.

It seems that you are taking the "thinking outside the box" TOTB metaphor much more literally than it is intended or, at least, as I and may others infer. To refer to TOTB as "dangerous" is naive, at best.

I, personally, have seen the positive, tranformative effects of not only the 9-dots exercise, but also the occasional use of the term to remind individuals after-the-fact about the value of thinking differently.

The experiment you refer to doesn't even come close to proving what you suggest that it does. To use the term "proving" in an argument like this is laughable. In real life, you absolutely WILL find boxes Here, the term is not literal; rather, it refers to a mindset, a perspective, a belief, or an assumption.

It is precisely how the human mind works. We all think in boxes all the time. The "sin," if you will, is not in thinking inside of a box A different -- and very healthy, positive, and productive -- way to think about TOTB is to understand that it merely represents an insight that can remind an individual to consciously become aware of limiting assumptions.

And, upon such awareness, to open ones mind and imagination to actively explore new possibilities beyond the obvious or initial answer. If you don't regard this as valid contribution to creativity, then I suggest you consider spending a bit more time outside of that "box" that you've presented here. I couldn't have said it any better TOTB is a beautiful skill to have. We are born into multiple boxes that are created upon social agreements e. Saying that TOTB is a negative thing is a very conservative statement and someone who has such a belief is scared of change, scared of diversity and scared of anything that is abstract and out of order.

I think much of which is vaguely labeled "creative thinking" is actually the result of healthy skepticism. We should make a habit of challenging conventional wisdom and the way things have always been done. On encountering the conventional approach, our attitude should be doubtful: Fold the paper so all the dots ovelap. Use four lines to connect four dots. Hold the folded paper up to the light For that matter, you could fold the paper until all the dots overlapped and you would not need to waste any pencil lead; Thinking outside The Box.

Use a very wide pencil lead or charcoal block for that matter, connect all the dots in one fell swoop; Thinking outside The Box.

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