Stephen, all ... My systems engineering professors taught me that systems are concrete artifacts that systems engineers engineer.
How many systems will systems engineers engineer when systems engineers engineer systems? IDK, depends on whether they're intelligent systems engineers. Regards, Jon On 2/19/2018 6:14 AM, Stephen C. Rose wrote:
A system is a system regardless whether it is a human abstraction or not. A system could be real in the Peirce sense that what it does is independent of what we think. I am tempted to say nothing is just anything. Everything is something. A weather system is real. A system for determining wins and losses is real. This post is real. One could say everything is an abstraction and that would not affect all that occurs regardless.
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