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FleshFactor: the full Bateson quote



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"All that is not information, not redundancy, not form and not restraints
is noise, the only possible source of new patterns."

                     - Bateson, Mind and Nature - A Necessary Unity, 1979


It seems to me that noise, *together with* information, redundancy, form, 
and restraints, is a better generator of new patterns than noise alone.
(If the concept of "noise alone" means anything.)


-mark


Mark Weiser   <weiser@xerox.com>


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