Re: virus: Complexity a good in itself?

David McFadzean (
Fri, 09 Jun 1995 17:46:04 -0600

>I noticed on the philosophy page that complexity is labelled as being a
>good in itself. What about efficiency? A bureaucratic system may be more
>complex than another system that performs the same function but I would
>say from an evolutionary perspective that the more streamlined system is

I differentiate between "complicated" and "complex". The bureacratic system
may be more complicated than the streamlined system, but if they perform
the same function, then I would say the latter is more complex. I realize
this is contrary to popular notions and this could present a problem so
I'm open for suggestion in terminology.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.