- Aug 2022
In Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, the word “thinkering” was coined, linking the way we create and understand concepts in our mind with “tinkering”.
thinkering<br /> a portmanteau of thinking and tinkering<br /> It describes the sort of mindful thinking and exploration one does when interacting with objects using one's hands.
quoted here as first appearing in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient
link to: Barbara Oakley and ideas of diffuse thinking