Talk:Steps Towards a (Media) Ecology

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Note: "Ross Ashby long ago pointed out that no system (neither computer nor organism) can produce anything new unless the system contains some source of the random. In the computer, this will be a random-number generator which will ensure that the "seeking," trial-and-error moves of the machine will ultimately cover all the possibilities of the set to be explored."| Bateson "I am going to build a church some day. It will have a holy of holies and a holy of holies of holies, and in that ultimate box will be a random numbertable." Stewart Brand recounting an exchange with Bateson's secretary Judy Van Slooten WEC Review p490