Creation and putting something into the world, be it a painting, written essay, music - is not just art, not just a piece, but a platform within which to think.
And to think new thoughts..
I have already talked about how creation breeds creativity and this is the practical essence of it.
What using the computer as a means of production essentially inhibits is the use of it as a tool for thought.
You close the feedback loop between the material and your brain - in turn severely inhibiting new thoughts.
This model, of the computer participating in creation, is vital to artistic and scientific practice, where the outcome is not known and instead the process is the focus.
It is only when bringing the creative use of the computer into these fields that we can begin to see it's staggering potential as a medium of thought...