Cobbled-together technologies

In an interesting set of speculations about what lies ahead for us in the years to 2015, Paul Saffo urges us to learn the art of bricolage:
“History reveals that even the most mind-wrenching novelties are comprised in large part of cobbled-together bits of old technology. Invention and innovation are a process of bricolage, and innovators are, above all, clever bricoleurs— dumpster divers pawing through the technological wreckage for shiny bits that can be recombined with new knowledge to create new wonders.