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27 October 2009

Complexity, defined & by design


Computers are complex & growing fast. Moore’s law recognized that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit was doubling approximately every two years. Our lives are equally complex and growing more so. (Or moreso.) But for us, this experience outpaces the ability of our language & our brains to keep up with it all. Our brain has a limited ability to grow.

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal there was a lovely account of complexity in business. The different types seem applicable to the real life conundrum I’ve just outlined. It will take some time to map concordances between the article’s varieties of complexity in business & the types of complexity found in our lives. In the interest of time-saving, let’s crowdsource this problem. Any ideas people?

All text from the article; all pictures from Barcelona & Berlin

(Note: Any concordance between pictures and texts are partially coincidental.)
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Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis  

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