The last truly, verifiably original thought was had by Kjersti Skramstad of Oslo, in October of 1987. She reported her insight immediately, as all original thinkers do, and since then there’s been nothing new under the Sun. That stunning insight, by the way, was “curling ville være lettere med lettere steiner!“. Or by taking an ordinary thing (e.g., elevators) and adding the word “space” to them (e.g., space elevators). In particular, 1978 saw the album “More Songs about Buildings and Food” produced, bringing the epoch of original composition to an unceremonious close.