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.

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

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