In my years at NI, creativity and fun went hand-in-hand. Dr. T often said that you have to be careful in terms of software management, to be a little loose, instead of too tightly controlling. He had often observed that the combination of great challenges AND the freedom to create solutions, was a powerful fuel for innovation..
Most creativity is a combination of existing things in new ways. And the same is true about humor…laughter comes from words or pictures or thoughts combined in novel ways.
LabVIEW is an important embodiment or this concept.
by Carsten Thomsen