Jimmy Wales on wikipedia

“I’m not that smart, just really friendly”

WP is community based, not rules based.

Compare to dynamic systems– a set of fixed rules generate complex behavior.

WP software allows most anything. But it tracks everything. This allows the community to restore/reset.

Models of growing systems– Conway’s life does not get a bigger board, nor would this affect things (unless you have programmed in wraparound). The rules allow for a few limited types of life. An open system would then assume those types existed, and use them as inputs for the next level.


Posted on March 14, 2012, in evolution and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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