The other day I came upon this article on UXmatters. This article is not the first, and certainly not the last that broached the subject of playfulness engaging creativity, but perhaps it was the timing that peaked my interest. Just this week I got “counseled” for using my personal gmail account at work. In fact I was told the I was viewing “inappropriate” content because nothing personal should be viewed at work, not because it was actually inappropriate. The team I work on has extended access to sites on the internet because we are looked to to be innnovative and forward thinking, however actually using them is not allowed. How is it that this makes any sense to anyone at all?? One day perhaps my team will be allowed to be at least a little more innovative and creative and HAVE FUN while we’re doing it. Until then I’ll just sit behind this iron curtain and hope an idea pops up.