Baldur Bjarnason

... works as a web developer in Hveragerði, Iceland, and writes about the web, digital publishing, and web/product development

These are his notes

It’s kind of worrying to see how many software developers are convinced that emergent behaviour in a complex system is evidence of sentience, when that’s just what happens in complex systems.

From John Gall’s Systems Bible:

The point is that real novelty in the world increases as complexity increases. As the necessary richness of underlying structure is attained, the new property emerges, seemingly out of nowhere.