TQM & LOs LO11287

Michael McMaster (Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 02:17:33 +0000

Replying to LO11253 --


Have you included the possibility of saving redundant and even apparently
useless information for its later value in recombination?

One of the more recent Nobel prizes went to the scientist who discovered
many years ago the apparently random sequences in DNA strings - but only
recently was the significance of these random strings apparent.

John Holland in his work on complexity and innovation makes the point that
we should keep old ineffective rules (even bits of them) around and use
them from time to time just to see if they add to the current mix. Just
because they weren't of top functionality in some other environment
doesn't mean they won't be now.

Michael McMaster :   Michael@kbdworld.com
"I don't give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity 
but I'd die for the simplicity on the other side of complexity." 
            attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes 

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