I keep hoping my work will self-organize into something. I’ve been dumping everything I ever wrote that I can find onto http://icopiedyou.com – ugly interface but public so I keep myself honest. When I forgot something, I google my own brain. It’s handy. Maybe one day somebody will invent the something that I need to help organize it all into a coherent something that’s entertaining and can easily be followed by others. One day.

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When used properly, emergent properties and complexity are quite useful ways of thinking. My first exposure to them was back in 1990/91 and I REALLY wanted to learn about complexity theory and connectionist type stuff but unfortunately we ran of college $ before I could finish. So it also annoys me when emergent properties and complexity are used for hand-waving, in places where someone could equally say “god” or “magic” etc. They’re using it wrong and for that, I don’t like that they’ve become mantra words.

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