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If you aren’t big enough …

"If you aren’t big enough to stand criticism, you’re too small to be praised"

Earl Deason

 

Inquiry is human …

"Inquiry is human; blind obedience is brutal. Truth never loses by the one, but often suffers by the other."

We long for simplicity …

We long for simplicity and satisfaction. Simplexity therefore stands for a balance between the growing complexity of daily life and our own personal satisfaction. In order to attain this state, we have to stop always striving to make optimal decisions. In the future, it will be more important to make judgments that are just good enough.
 

Professor Petter Wipperman (2006) ARS Electronica, translated from German by Jennifer Taylor-Gaida

The collapse of chaos

Simplexity: in systems theory a term for the emergence of simple features as a direct (though possibly highly intricate) consequence of a system of rules.
 

Cohen, J. & Stewart, I (1994) The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World New York: Penguin, p399

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