Information access and flow LO11494

Durval Muniz de Castro (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 10:32:03 -0800

Replying to LO11469 -- wrote:

> Hierarchy is a natural part of life, including living organisms.

We can think of a living organism, an individual, as a hierarchy, created
by nature.

> A hierarchy does become "belligerent" when it impedes the distribution of
> information or creates unnecessary bottlenecks. This is, all too often,
> the destiny for many hierarchies.

And nature knows how to deal with this situation, through death, which is
not a bad thing in itself, but simply the elimination of useless

Eliminating a complex hierarchy, that took a long time to create, because
of a temporary performance reduction would be a wasteful attitude. Thus,
natural hierarchies are built with a tendency to self preservation, which
gives them a second chance.


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