From: steve goodman <speed1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 21:35:17 +0000
In message <199801081510_MC2-2E91-74F7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Anthony Beck
>I suspect there is an ambiguity in 'function'. You appear to mean what it
>does, I mean what it is ideally to do.
instead of ideal function, self-assembling systems run on milieu
specific immanent rules
>Thus the BwO can generate function
>in the former sense, but I suspect it is interesting nonsense to talk about
>it doing so in the latter sense.
it is only interesting in the sense it has terrorized the planet for
>Ifd he latter sense requires a whole
>fowhich the functioning entity is part then i assume there is no such whole
>for the BwO and therefore - nonsense.