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Living systems grow from simple seeds

Last updated Nov 15, 2022

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# Living systems grow from simple seeds

# Highlights

A wiki has two simple mechanisms:Everyone can write on every page.You can link other pages, whether or not they exist.That’s it. Yet this simple alphabet evolved complex living systems, from personal notes, to collaborative fansites, to Wikipedia.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system. (Gall’s Law)