I have long argued (and continue to fervently believe) that the Internet has not changed human nature (though it does seem to amplify both the best and the worst of us).

As evidence of the enduring nature of humanity, I offer this amazing guide to brainstorming and creativity, written in – wait for it – 1939.

It’s just as perfect in 2014 as it was way back when Hitler was invading Poland, which was happening the year the guide came out.

The French have a wonderful saying, plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose, which roughly translates to “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Pretty much.