From: "psypher" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: virus: tactical matters To: email@example.com Date sent: Thu, 20 May 1999 01:07:43 -0400 (EDT) Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> ...I've learned a lot in this forum, I'd like to continue learning.
> ...the things I've learned most from have been from trying to make
> sense of other peoples concepts in a text based exchange. And I've
> learned more from questions asked than answers given.
> ...I think the thing I learned most from was Richard Brodie's [sp?]
> story, which had nothing to do with science and memetics as such and
> everything to do with the purpose of this meeting as I understand it.
> ...so I've made a tactical decision. I'm going to limit myself to one
> substantial posting a week, which I will think about, research and
> convey as best I can. I may pipe up now and then with the odd comment
> [like the cow thread currently going], but even [especially?] with
> that I'm going to try my best to be pointed, rather than
> ...So, with apologies to anyone who feels I'm backing out in the
> middle of something this is the tactic I plan to adopt. I'm pretty
> sure I'll learn more from constructing a cogent argument and
> presenting it for intelligent criticism than responding helter-
> skelter to everything with which I disagree and I'm likewise sure
> I'll be able to make a more constructive contribution this way.
> p.s. I don't suppose there's anybody out there with a copy of Ludwig
> Von Bertalanffy's "General System Theory" that they'd be willing to
> give up to further the education of an impoverished pilgrim?
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Try searching for a cheap copy at
The following books are also excellent sources of systems theory.
THE RELEVANCE OF GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY
THE SYSTEMS VIEW OF THE WORLD
THE WORLD SYSTEM
all by Ervin Laszlo