Defining

Defining

Innovation? Innovate? Innovativeness?

Innovation is largely used as a positive today, either as a trait or as the result of such a trait infusing a product or process. Historically, innovation has had a much different meaning. Originally a term used specifically to describe changes in government and policy (usually in the negative), innovation becomes associated with the religious through Greek drama, a relationship strengthened through translation of the Bible. From there, things become more complicated.

How does a word originally relating to slave labor and evolving into spiritual renewal become the go-to terminology for technological prowess?