When I was a child I would help my grandmother clear out old bushes and trees 
having deep roots, e.g. to make more space for planting.    My tool of choice 
was to get the tractor and a chain and yank on it .    I could happily yank on 
it and yank on it, for an hour or even more.  I like the hydraulic lift and I 
liked having the horsepower.     Great fun.    It was also pretty stupid (or at 
least inefficient) because with a little digging one with a shovel could find 
the main roots and saw them.    She was quick at that (an old woman down in 
hole tearing up her thin skin without even caring) and she also had a knack for 
keeping a big tree trunk burning for days at a time, even deep into the ground. 
   An elegant solution when it works because it destroys itself.   But either 
of her solutions took some calculation and attention.  It wasn’t obvious and 
instrumental like the tractor approach.

It seems a lot of people that want obvious and instrumental solutions for 
technical or social problems.    I think they’ll just yank and yank and get 
nowhere (other than to break things).    I’ll excuse myself because I was 12.

From: Friam [mailto:friam-boun...@redfish.com] On Behalf Of Frank Wimberly
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:08 AM
To: The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group <friam@redfish.com>
Subject: Re: [FRIAM] Disruptor


As a person whose 4 year old grandson lives with us I can say that it may be 
easy to make babies but it's not easy to raise them.

Frank

Frank Wimberly
Phone (505) 670-9918

On Oct 18, 2016 11:01 AM, "Marcus Daniels" 
<mar...@snoutfarm.com<mailto:mar...@snoutfarm.com>> wrote:
Or corrected.   I don't want to go to the hospital and get a different 
loved-one.   I want the cancer cured, the organ replaced, or whatever.    It's 
harder to do that than make more babies.

-----Original Message-----
From: Friam 
[mailto:friam-boun...@redfish.com<mailto:friam-boun...@redfish.com>] On Behalf 
Of ?glen?
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:54 AM
To: The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group 
<friam@redfish.com<mailto:friam@redfish.com>>
Subject: Re: [FRIAM] Disruptor

It seems to me that new usage patterns always evolve out of old usage patterns. 
 If that's true, then the old way isn't destroyed, but repurposed, adapted, 
abused, and evolved.

On 10/18/2016 09:48 AM, Merle Lefkoff wrote:
> I read recently that it was economist Joseph Schumpeter who observed
> that originality is an act of creative destruction.  We have to
> demolish the old way of doing things when we advocate for new systems.
> As someone who applies complexity to changing public policy, I feel I
> have no other choice.


--
␦glen?

============================================================
FRIAM Applied Complexity Group listserv
Meets Fridays 9a-11:30 at cafe at St. John's College to unsubscribe 
http://redfish.com/mailman/listinfo/friam_redfish.com
============================================================
FRIAM Applied Complexity Group listserv
Meets Fridays 9a-11:30 at cafe at St. John's College
to unsubscribe http://redfish.com/mailman/listinfo/friam_redfish.com
============================================================
FRIAM Applied Complexity Group listserv
Meets Fridays 9a-11:30 at cafe at St. John's College
to unsubscribe http://redfish.com/mailman/listinfo/friam_redfish.com

Reply via email to