Self organizing systems exercise LO13430
Fri, 2 May 1997 10:30:16 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO13383 --

> I don't agree with her that, because self-organization is "natural",
> that we can't make it more likely through design. Which means I have
> to come up with an exercise to prove it.

If memory serves me correctly, waiting in line at any bank, amusement
park, or grocery store is an excellent exercise in self-organization.
Moreover, the dynamics of waiting in line have been studied at great
length by service providers who have then "designed" improvements.
Waiting in line is easily understood and the variables can be modified in
any number of inexpensive exercises.


Lon Badgett

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