Way back in August of 2010 I started a thread on the role of the imagination in information systems research. Sadly, I got side tracked by other things and left the thread dangling. While I haven't written much about the role of imagination, I have certainly been thinking about it. And I have come to the conclusion that developing a powerful but disciplined imagination might well be one of the most important roles of education. Yes, I realize, that is another bold sweeping statement. But I would not make it, if I did not think I could back it up.
Since classes are done (except for a bit of grading) and summer time is here, I have the luxury of musing and wool gathering for a while. So I thought I would pick up this thread on the imagination. I will eventually get to the role of imagination in information systems research. But, for now, I just want to develop some foundation thoughts about the imagination.