ViruStream 0313 / Widianto Nugroho
That doesn't mean it's always easy. I like to think of myself of a relatively creative person: I did drama and band in high school, love scrapbooking, have some ability in graphic design, and even won a couple of story contests way back when. Even still, I often find myself staring at my story spreadsheets and not knowing what to write next.
And it also doesn't mean that these more obvious ways of being creative are the only ones that are important in this field. I think that all computing is creative! No matter how low level the code you have to write is, you will always have problems to solve. Code structure to design. Functionality to figure out. All of these things benefit from creativity.
I just wish we did a better job of emphasizing the idea that the best computer scientists are both technical and creative. I wonder how many new students we could attract if we did a good job of this.