Order and disorder

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Two interesting items from David Smith‘s excellent daily feed.

If you want to get productive, get disorganised. Simon Caulkin riffs on the theme of A Perfect Mess.

Tim Oren on Burke’s Law of Metadynamics:

In the course of the chat Burke came up with approximately the following statement which has stayed with me since:

“Systems dump excess energy in the form of structure.”

It may not sound like much, but it’s rather profound. It essentially says that a system operating in surplus won’t stay so, but instead will act to build up its own structure at the expense of the surplus. Looked at the right way, it’s a nutshell explanation for the existence of life – an eruption of structure in response to excess solar energy.

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