TQM & LOs LO11295

Durval Muniz de Castro (durval@ia.cti.br)
Fri, 06 Dec 1996 09:53:25 -0800

Replying to LO11286 --

Michael McMaster wrote:

> I'm not sure if information "replication" is the key distinction of living
> systems. I think not. Maturana and Varela, amongst others, seem to be
> saying that it is recreation of information that is important. But this
> is not the same as "replication" I think. Or do you mean this and/or
> include this Ben?

There is a story by Monteiro Lobato (one of Brasil's most important
writers and educators, who has written both for children and adults), "The
Reform of Nature", where books are not only to be read but also eaten.
This is a nice metaphor for the recreation of information as you


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