Here's some links and comments, non linear notes - not as neat and tidy as they should be when posting here? How neat should notes be anyway? Interesting questions.... but now the "meat"
!! Ross Ashby -
The big shame about this site is that it uses frames, so you can't link to the cards, it's an early website where the URL doesn't change.
He's archive is interesting and possibly useful as it contains a life's work of notebooks and index cards and also that he was amongst the first to think about electronic brains. Click on "Design for Brain" under the index.
!! Requisite Variety (RV)
RV is a concept used by designers.
A designer talks about Ashby's concept of RV
I typed the above into gmail. I would be great if it ended up in my TW, though IFTT or another path
Gmail and TW - two tools often used hand in hand?
Having said that, it's easy to cut and paste email into TW... but I want the whole thread - or just the latest